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Last Of The Mohicans was a action packed novel that leaves readers wanting more James Fennimore Cooper did a wonderful job at recreating the era of this story This novel is a romantic story based in the leather-stocking region of New York The main character Hawk-eye is a free spirited white man raised by Chingachgook a Mohican Hawk-eye was traveling through the woods when he came upon Cora and unexpectedly fell in love with her Throughout the novel Last of The Mohicans Hawk-eye continuously went against his principles to stay and protect his love Cora Munro Hawk-eye was a very independent person who when asked if he called himself a loyal subject of His Majesty answered I do not call myself subject to much at all21 This shows how he does not want to commit himself to any cause other than that of he and his family He refuses to go fight with the British militia against the French despite the pressure from the British generals In fact Hawk-eye was so opposed to the war that he was headed west where there was no war Duncan was shocked when he heard this so he asked him There is a war going on in the east How is it that you are headed west52 Hawk-eye retorted Well you face north and real sudden-like turn left52 This is an example of strong principals of Hawk-eye because he stays away from the war despite the constant pressure from people So when Hawk-eye falls in love with Cora and commits himself to saving her life which means being involved in the war it is a huge shock to the reader When Hawk-eye Uncas his brother and Chingachgook were traveling through the forest headed west they came across the ambush of Cora Elizabeth her sister Duncan Heyward and the British soldiers escorting them Magua the Huron scout leading the group was a traitor and set
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