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David Gamut's Roles During The Vietnam War

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The exposition was represented by the introduction of each character and their roles. For example, when David Gamut was introduced as being less of a man. “His head was large, shoulders were narrow; his arms long and dangling; while his hands were small, if not delicate” (Cooper 7). This quote shows how David, and many other characters, were first introduced and had a stigma already set in stone. The novel takes place during the middle of the French and Indian War in the 1750s. The French army is attacking the Europeans, lead by Colonel Munro. Alice and Cora, are escorted by Major Heyward and guided by an Indian named Magua to go to Fort Edward to visit their father in war. They then meet a man by the name of David Gamut, who they learn is
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