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Daniel Boone Themes & Characters

James Daugherty
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Daugherty's biography portrays Daniel Boone as an example of the individual's potential for achievement. The author suggests that Boone embodies the best characteristics of all the pioneers and that his successes are a direct result of his adherence to American ideals. Lacking formal education and wealth, he performs great feats by relying on his own merits. Boone's ability to survive alone in the harsh wilderness stems from his intelligence, resourcefulness, bravery, and independence. Because of his capacity to lead, his neighbors elect him to the Virginia legislature and the Spanish commandant commissions him as a magistrate.

His concern for others leads him to undertake long, dangerous journeys to rescue explorers and warn settlers of impending attacks by Native Americans.

Daugherty depicts Boone as generally treating adversaries, whether Native Americans or the forces of nature, with fairness and respect. The Shawnee become so fond of Boone after they...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Daniel Boone from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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