The Last of the Mohicans Essay | Comparing Cooper and Sedgewick

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Comparing Cooper and Sedgewick

Summary: In Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans," there are two female characters, Alice and Cora Munro. In Sedgwick's "Hope Leslie," there are also two female characters, Miss Esther Downing and Hope Leslie. Cora and Hope are similar in character as are Esther and Alice.

Cora Munro is the heroine in The Last of the Mohicans. Cora is racially mixed and this became an issue in the novel because of interracial relationships. In Hope Leslie, Hope also is faced with a relationship that is not acceptable. She is in love with her adopted brother, Everell. This departs from the Puritan beliefs. Winthrop opposes this at the end of the novel.

At the beginning of the novel The Last of the Mohicans, Major Heyward fell in love with Cora, but upon discovering her heritage, he quickly began to fall in love with Alice. Colonel Munro told Duncan the story of Cora:

"I had seen many regions, and had shed much blood in

many different lands,... There it was my lot to form a

connection with one who in time became my wife, and

the mother of Cora. She was the daughter of...

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