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The last of the Mohicans In the movie Last of the Mohicans the character Hawkeye displays many characteristics that make him an American romantic hero Throughout the entire movie he displays these characteristics The most prominent of these being his closeness with nature His sense of honor based not on societys rules but on some higher principal his knowledge of people and of life based on deep intuitive understanding not on formal learning and his quests for some higher truth in the natural world The hero Hawkeye portrays his closeness with nature as his most prominent advantage On his quest to help other people he exemplifies his sense of honor in his search for a higher truth in the natural world He first shows this during the movie when he and his friend chase down a deer in the forest and kill it The deer is obviously faster and more agile than a human is but Hawkeye still manages to conquer it After the kill Hawkeye and his Indian friends thank the deer and acknowledge the deers strength and agility He has a moment to honor the deer because in his mind the animal is equal to himself This shows Hawkeyes sense of honor based not on societys rules but on some higher principal He shows this characteristic many times throughout the movie When the Colonial Americans want to leave Monroes fort Hawkeye helps them because they are his friends and he believes that it is the right thing to do no matter what the cost The English arrest him for this and contain him When they come under attack by the Huron Indians Hawkeye fights them and saves his new love Cora He does not display his love for Cora at first because Officer Duncan is in love with her and plans to be wed to her as soon as they return to England Hawkeye honors Duncan so he does not
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