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Unformatted text preview: Deerslayer suddenly appears in a canoe, and he mysteriously explains that the Mingos have granted him a &quot;furlough&quot; until tomorrow noon. For the present, he is reluctant to give further details of his mission. He returns with the two sisters to the ark. Cooper, the Christian philosopher and the stern moralist, combines these views with his romantic ideals in the death and burial scene of Tom Hutter. Hetty, symbolically, expresses the concept of divine retribution with her judgment: &quot;Father went for scalps himself, and now where is his own?&quot; The atmosphere is of course gloomy, and the gathering sunset is a very fitting backdrop for the events on Glimmerglass. The religious overtones are present in practical applications: the Bible readings, the recognition of death's inevitability, the solemn funeral rites, and the psychological alterations in all the participants. death's inevitability, the solemn funeral rites, and the psychological alterations in all the participants....
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- Fall '11