Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 | Chapter 2)
Chapter 1 | Chapter 2
The student will take notes from a teacher lecture on the American novel and James Fenimore Cooper's place in literary history.
The student will follow along with the teacher in Chapters 1 and 2 to identify the central characters of the novel.
1. Teacher lecture will center on the following:
(1) Prior to Cooper, the Colonial appetite fro novels was fed by imported British books. Cooper can rightfully be credited with being the father of the American novel.
(2) Cooper became a novelist after his once wealthy and powerful father left only a legacy of debt and dishonor.
(3) Cooper's novels are populated by characters drawn from real people he knew in his early years living at home in Cooper's Town, New York.
2. The teacher will guide the class through the first two chapters to identify the novel's main characters:
(1) Duncan Heywood, David Gamut, and Cora and...
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