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James Fenimore Cooper

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last-of-the-mohicans-james-cooperHawkeye, Chapter XXXIIIhe gifts of our colors may be different, but God has so placed us as to journey in the same path.SymbolsCaveRepresents a place of safety and refugeMain CharactersWaterfallSymbolizes change, disruption, and chaosRiverSymbolizes life itself with its twists and turnsSources: Cengage Learning, Encylopaedia Britannica, Oneonta University, University of VirginiaCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.HUDSON RVERFORT EDWARDSet in 1757 during the French and Indian War, this classic adventure novel follows the perilous journey of Hawkeye, a white man raised by Delaware Indians, as he and two companions guide English travelers through the wilderness. Their journey reveals the complex relationships between Europeans and Native Americans in the New World.When WorldsCollideTHEMESShifting LoyaltyAs a result of war, alliances shift among French, English, and Native American characters.Culture ClashesNative Americans struggle to maintain their way of life as new settlements grow.PrejudiceRacial prejudice affects characters' relationships and leads to violence and tragedy.EnglishOriginal LanguageBook descriptorJames Fenimore Cooper1826EnglishNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageBook descriptorThe Last of theMohicansAdventurePursuerScoutTravelerMaguaDeceitful Huron warriorChingachgook & UncasMohican chief and his sonMajor Duncan HeywardEnglish soldierCora & Alice MunroColonel Munros daughtersHawkeye (Natty Bumppo)Protagonist who bridges culturesDavid GamutTeacher of religious songsThe Last of the Mohicansby the NumbersOrder of the novel's appearance in The Leatherstocking Tales2Paintings based on The Last of the Mohicans by artist Thomas Cole4Years the French and Indian War lasted (1754–63)9Year the hit film version starring Daniel Day-Lewis was released1992JAMES FENIMORE COOPER1789–1851Cooper grew up in a frontier village in central New York, the setting of The Last of the Mohicans. A prolific writer, he was America's first major novelist, and The Leatherstocking Tales series of five novels introduced America's first literary hero, Natty Bumppo.Author

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