The Last of the Mohicans & The American Romantic Hero

The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper contains the quintessential American Romantic Hero in the character of Natty Bumpo, also known as Hawkeye.  He is the prototype of all American heroes.

We do not have time – nor the texts – to read The Last of the Mohicans in class.  However, I want to conclude our American Romanticism unit with a last glance toward the past.

We will be viewing and reviewing the film version in class.  Use the following resources to while viewing to help you focus your eye as you actively evaluate the film: