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The Nobel Savage in the Novel The Last of the Mohicans The novel The Last of the Mohicans is said to be the worst of James Fenimore Coopers novels but it establishes the concept of the Nobel savage by expressing the emotions, concerns, physical descriptions of the main characters while comparing them to the barbarous Huron leader. The Mohicans (Hawk-eye, Uncas, Chingachgook) were on a journey towards Kentucky to live a freer life and escape the violent and indolent wars of the white man. During that time they crossed paths with a group of Huron's who were battling a small army of British soldiers that were escorting to fort Henry, two beautiful women by the name of Alice and Cora. All died in that gruesome battle except for Alice, Cora, Major Heward and David (a Christian singer from Connecticut Levy). The Hurons who fought for the French were led by the most evil and barbarous leader by the name of Magua who's goal was to seek revenge upon William Henry for the British killing his family and making his reputation to be lower than the flies. Magua was about to kill the two women when the Mohicans jumped in a saved them. Magua escaped. The Mohicans took upon the duty of escorting Alice and Cora safety to there father only out of good will. During the escort to Fort Henry they stopped at a cave to rest the delicate feet of the two women. During the night they were attacked by Magua and his tribe of savages who were shooting at them from across the river. The Mohicans and the travelers were trapped, out gunned and out of powder Chingachgook, Uncas, and Hawk-eye were forced to jump off a cliff to survive the attack. Left behind was David and Heward to protect Alice and Cora. When the Mohicans returned, they were gone. Thinking they got captured, the Mohicans put off their journey to Kentucky and begun and search for them. James Fenimore Cooper attempts to prove the reader how these people are different from the rest by presenting the reader proof that these people are unique and caring. Later on Alice and Cora get captured by the Hurons. Being forced back to their camp a piece of fabric from Cora's dress was left on a sapling. Chingachgook found it and replied by yelling out into the sky where is my child. The Mohicans followed the tracks that led to the camp of the Huron's where they risked all by creeping slowly into the camp to rescue Alice and Cora while a gathering in the meeting hut was taking place. An action like this of such magnitude requires more than an order by a general of sergeant. It requires a love or passion for the thing or object which you are fighting for. Such a scene can also be interpreted as being romantic while the common Indian puts all on the line for a wanted love in his life. Compare this to the grotesque and murderous Huron's who seem to have no respect for anything. They treat others like dirt and same with the land they live on. Which can be related to the attitude of the whites who use the land for all its riches....

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