Forgot your password?  

Writing Techniques in The Deerslayer

This Study Guide consists of approximately 55 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Deerslayer.
This section contains 364 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Deerslayer Study Guide

Techniques

The Deerslayer is an adventure novel, and action and suspense dominate the plot. There are a number of climaxes, each with a cliff hanger. Excitement builds up as first Tom Hutter and Hurry, and later Deerslayer, become prisoners of the enemy Indian tribe. Their individual rescue attempts form mini climaxes in a series of suspenseful events. There is a canoe to be recovered, prisoners to be freed, Indians to be evaded, while the enemy Iroquois are equally cunning in trying to achieve their goal of capturing the whites and gaining their floating home.

Cooper is a master of slowly building up to a climax — "as Deerslayer drew nearer and nearer to the land, the stroke of his paddle grew slower and slower, his eyes became more watchful, and his ears and nostrils almost dilated with the effort to detect any lurking danger." The series of events leads to...

(read more from the Techniques section)

This section contains 364 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Deerslayer Study Guide
Copyrights
The Deerslayer from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook