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Unformatted text preview: The first few chapters deal with Deerslayer's impressions of Glimmerglass — the largest body of water he has as yet seen — and his introduction to the other leading characters of the story. The problem, however, is mentioned in the first chapter when Hurry Harry taunts Deerslayer about the latter's lack of any experience in battle. There are other indications, before Deerslayer's encounter and fatal shooting of the Indian in Chapter 7, that the hero has doubts about his reactions under fire. Of course, Deerslayer is confident that he will prove himself valiant and honorable when the confrontation with another human being requires that he shoot with the intention to kill. There are various clues that Deerslayer, prior to this test of firearms, will emerge as an epic hero: his cool command of the situation aboard the ark as the boat is maneuvered to the center of the lake; his...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.
- Fall '11