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The Last of the Mohicans Everyone has fantasies of being a super hero and leaping tall buildings in a single bound or staring death in the face everyday and somehow finding a way to escape All of these imaginative thoughts have been derived from the past literary works by the great writers of the early American literary period These early writers entered society into a world of action and adventure where one can see spectacular events unfolding through the eyes of a notorious man of courage and feel as though they are defending their country or saving the woman they love This is just how Nathaniel felt in the movie The Last of the Mohicans released to movie theatres in 1992 and directed by Michael Mann The movie takes place in the year 1757 during the third year of the colonial wars between England and France The movies main character is about a white man named Nathaniel Nathaniel is considered to be an American Romantic hero An American Romantic hero possesses qualities of youthfulness innocence intuitiveness and closeness to the natural world that set him solidly apart from the hero of the Age of Reason Nathaniel displays all of the characteristics of an American Romantic Hero One quality that makes Nathaniel a good Romantic Hero is his good hearted innocent pure and helpful manner Throughout the movie he displays these characteristics many times For example Nathaniel was very close to his family and friends His parents were killed when he was very young so he was raised by a Mohican man named Chingachgook along with his adopted brother Uncas The family always stuck together and protected each other and helped out others in need In the movie Nathaniel helps an English soldier named Duncan who is escorting the two daughters of an English General named Munro get to Fort William Henry Duncans army is slaughtered by a deceiving guide named Magua and Nathaniel helped Duncan
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