There is very little action in these chapters as Deerslayer continues to control the dialogue and mo

There is very little action in these chapters as Deerslayer continues to control the dialogue and mo

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Unformatted text preview: There is very little action in these chapters as Deerslayer continues to control the dialogue and mood by further explanations of his philosophy and code. The tone is completely didactic, and all the participants are submissive to Deerslayer's moral superiority. For example, the hero elaborates on the differences between "natur' " and "gifts": The former is the basic human personality, composed of individual feelings and ideas, which is never greatly altered; and the latter refers to the influence of "sarcumstances" upon the person. Deerslayer also strives to define his religious beliefs: Indians and white men, compatible and friendly on earth though separated by such barriers as marriage, may possibly hope for reunion after death in the Christian heaven; people cannot judge the fate of others, such as Tom Hutter, and rewards or punishments are meted out justly by God.such as Tom Hutter, and rewards or punishments are meted out justly by God....
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