Compare And Contrast The Last Of The Mohicans

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The Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 historical drama directed by Michael Mann based off the 1826 novel called The Last of The Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 written by James Fenimore Cooper. The story take place during the French and Indian War. The French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years War of 1754-1763 which was a North American skirmish in a was between Great Britain and France. Both the film and story involves the remaining surviving members of a fading Native American tribe called the Mohicans during the French-Indian War. Uncas, Chingachgook and Hawkeye are the main characters in the film and novel alongside Duncan Heyward who had to escort the Munro sisters from Fort Edward to Fort Henry. With the Huron Indians on their side, the French are trying to overtake England’s Fort Henry to win and defeat Great Britain. Between the book and the novel there are many notable…show more content…
Native Americans were more prominent in the novel instead of the film. Native Americans were key to the plot because they save the English many times in the novel, this was not the case in the 1992 film. This can be because the movie dramatized the plot of the novel whereas the novel was more of a narration of the roles that every group of people played. The movie did not show full coverage of the Native American experience during this time. In example, “But emulating the patience and self-denial of the practiced native warriors, they learned to overcome every difficulty… that it might claim exemption from the inroads of those who had pledged their blood to satiate their vengeance, or to uphold the cold and selfish policy of the distant monarchs of Europe (Cooper 1).” In both the novel and movie, Europeans are more portrayed as invaders who came with a motive. They had no regard for any type of human life, they came to do what they set out to
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