The Last Of The Mohicans Analysis

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INTRODUCTION “The Last of the Mohicans” by J. F. Cooper published in far 1826 is a narrative of several events during Seven Years’ War in 1757. It is the second novel in Cooper 's, so called "Leather stocking Tales" series and it has become a real American Classic. During the nineteenth century it was fashionable to create historically inspired stories; hence, the novel is a great example of the historical developments during 1754-1763. The novel characterizes one of the greatest wars in history of occupation of America called French and Indian war or Seven Years’ War (1756-1763). However, the novel comprises many developments which are not historically known or not historically true. For example, the protagonists are created by Cooper’s mind,…show more content…
There is only one question left – what inspired Cooper to write “The Last of the Mohicans”? Due to ‘careful biographical and literary research, little analysis has been made about Cooper’s choice to write the novel.’ (French, 2002) Firstly, Cooper took sightseeing to the Hudson River in 1824 where he admired the picturesque Glens Fall. Suddenly one man from the group of tourists said: “Here is the very scene for the romance.” (French, 2002) Cooper took this sentence as a challenge and inspiration to write a book. Secondly, the terrifying stories about slaughter by native Indians went around, and it probably interested the writer. Finally, Cooper’s rector in school in Albany praised the mightiness of British officers. (French, 2002) Taking into account all three facts, the story about the last of the Mohicans was in Cooper’s hands. However, after watching the film “The Last of the Mohicans”, being interested in history and understanding that there are many differences between the film and the novel, it is inspiring to deal particularly with this film and novel, in more specific terms – analysis and comparison of their plot

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