A Probe into the Multi-cultural Characteristics of The Last of the Mohicans

Ning Du

Abstract


Within James Fenimore Cooper’s masterpiece The Last of the Mohicans, this thesis mainly analyzes its multi-cultural characteristics—its unique American style and the American Indian culture embodied in it. Cooper chooses the American style, the cultural realm of frontier, and creates an image of an American hero—Hawkeye, Natty Bumppo. Cooper’s own writing style was formed by borrowing some traditional culture of the old continent. He gives an expression to his opinions on society, politics and culture using practical narrative. American Indian culture—totems, names, painting and language can also be found in the novel.


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