|Plot Summary of The Last of the Mohicans|
Major Duncan Heyward is accompanying the daughters of English commander Munro to their father's post at Fort William. The eyar is 1757, the English and French are at war in the Americas, the native peoples are caught up on both sides. The native guide Magua leads Heyward's party astray and it is only due to the timely intervention of Hawkeye, Uncas and chingachgook that they survive. Cora and Alice Munro reach Forty William only to be caught up in a massacre and kidnapped by Magua. Heyward, white scout Hawkeye (real name Natty Bumppo)and mohicans Uncas and Chingachgook set out to rescue the young sisters in this classic adventure tale.
This synopsis report prepared by Bryn Pearson
This is the second of the Leatherstocking Tales and is both the best of the five novels and the most well-known. The story itself is set during the French and Indian War in upstate New York and is one of the more exciting of the historical adventure novels written in American history. Again, as is true throughout this series, the characterizations are caricatures but still, it is great fun to read.
This synopsis report prepared by Kelly Whiting
|Chapter Analysis of The Last of the Mohicans|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
Time/era of story:
- 18th century
Exploring into the wild
- getting to know a nice woman
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Escape/rescue behind enemy lines?
- climbing on trails
- falling off
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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