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the last of the Mohican



 1.Are Heyward disguised as the medicine man and Hawk-eye

as the bear believable?


2.Describe and explain the character of Davis Gamut, taking into account all of his actions throughout the novel.


3 On page 305, what does Cora mean when she says, "Like thee and thine, venerable chief... the curse of my ancestors has fallen heavily on thri child!


4 In Chapter 30, Uncas reveals his true identity. What is the effect of his revelation? How does Tamenund respond?


5.In the last Chapter, Tamenund delivers a lament for the fate of Native Americans. What does his lament reveal? Is it an appropriate closing to this novel? How do you interpret the implications of the ending for the American culture that will emerge a few decades after the novel takes place?


6 Break down the ending. Why does Cooper end the novel the way he does? What meaning do you derive from the ending?

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