Major Duncan Heyward The sentimental hero in the second love story.We'll admit we felt sorry for him when we realized that the "neglected hut" where David Gamut had been hanging out belonged to Magua. Upon a second refusal, he sentences the prisoners to death. David is a Calvinist who believes in the doctrine of predestination—the notion that who is to be saved and who damned has already been decreed by God. They are the only characters in the novel whose story ends happily. She suffers the tragic fate of the sentimental heroine. Hawkeye is a also a veteran fighter who has taken part in many battles with the French and the Indians. A noble, proud, self-possessed young man, Uncas falls in love with Cora Munro and suffers tragic consequences for desiring a forbidden interracial coupling. Everything else like the places, the wars are all real. They are caught in something far larger than themselves as a group or as individuals. Magua: Magua is the Huron chief and the main enemy of Hawkeye and his party. Hawkeye at first does not want to get involved in the war he only wants to go and trap and make some money. Yet his too is a static characterization. Uncas The son of Chingachgook, he is the last of the Mohicans. Soon after revelation of his identity to Heyward, Hawk-eye accompanies him, and they find Alice.
All of Cooper's personages, while they generally act in keeping with their characters, are primarily static. Read an in-depth analysis of Uncas.
Cooper's novels were popular in their day, but contemporary and subsequent 19th century reviewers were often critical, or dismissive. David Gamut follows them. Cora is independent and shows great courage when faced with danger, often comforting her weaker sister.
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A noble, proud, self-possessed young man, Uncas falls in love with Cora Munro and suffers tragic consequences for desiring a forbidden interracial coupling.
The conflict arrayed British colonial settlers and minimal regular forces against royal French forces, with both sides also relying on Native American allies.