Suspense and melodrama characterize these Chapters in which Deerslayer

Suspense and melodrama characterize these Chapters in which Deerslayer

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Suspense and melodrama characterize these Chapters in which Deerslayer, after the delay of a  furlough and an escape attempt, is confronted with torture and death. Cooper has taken advantage  of every character, in addition to the two episodes, to create a more suspenseful and thrilling mood.  There is also the reliance upon the psychology of the opponents: how will Deerslayer react as the  Mingos devise ways, not to kill him immediately, but to wear down his resistance and to show himself  unworthy of their present high respect? Although Cooper has alerted his readers by prior clues that  Deerslayer will escape from this ordeal, the question becomes increasingly interesting: how will the  author rescue his hero? Cooper, in "the denouement of our story," as he writes at the end of Chapter 29, uses melodramatic  devices, typical of the romantic theater. The exiles on the ark (Judith, Hist, and Chingachgook) make 
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