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Hurry Harry and Tom Hutter

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Hurry Harry and Tom Hutter, who represent this brutal aspect of the frontier, engage in philosophical  debate with Natty. Even these two characters, then, who suggest on Cooper's part the intention to  portray the unfavorable, dangerous, and destructive forces on the frontier are idealized by their  ability to sustain complex arguments. Cooper, for the sake of emphasizing contrasts, has skillfully  juxtaposed his characters symbolizing the best and worst aspects of the white man's contribution to  the New World. If he has not painted realistically but romantically, Cooper has contributed a  philosophical and ideological rendition to the history of the American continent. Cooper caught, in the words of the historian Allan Nevins, "the grandeur of the frontier." Cooper saw 
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