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The Last of the Mohicans

            "The Last of the Mohicans," by James Fenimore Cooper, is a novel about the British-French war and the Indians who are allying the French. This novel is about people get to fort William safely. Heyward, a British general, is supposed to get Cora and Alice, the daughters of the Colonel Munro, safely to Fort William-Henry, but on his way there were complications. Hawkeye, Uncas, and the Mohicans came into the novel trying to help Heyward get to Fort William safely. Three scenes where there was a clash between races or cultures were the Hurons and Mohicans fighting, The British and French fighting, and the Indians slaughtering the British. The Indians were fearless and gutless, thus had no problem killing and slaughtering, which benefited the French into causing the British to be fearful and paranoid. The Hurons and Mohicans didn't get along and got into battles numerous times throughout this novel. .
             In the book The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, there are several characters who emulate the traits of a hero. Both Nathaniel, and Col. Edmund Munro the qualities of a hero, strength, nobility, and courage.
             Throughout the novel, Nathaniel displays his many heroic qualities. When the British soldiers are walking through the forest, on their way to the fort, and are ambushed by the Huron war party, he saves both Cora, and her sister Alice, and a few of the British soldiers, including Major Duncan Heyward, this alone shows Nathaniel's courage and strength. He then displays nobility, and leadership, when he leads this group of people onward to the British fort, where they are battling the French. Then, later, Cora and Alice are captured by the Hurons, led by Magua, and taken back to their settlement. This presents the opportunity for Nathaniel to yet again, display his heroism, by not only leading his small party of companions to the Huron settlement by reading the environment, but also, when he gets there, rescues Cora, from almost certain death.

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