The Deerslayer Topics for Discussion

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Discuss Deerslayer's ideas about the "gifts" of different racial groups. How does this challenge the racism of the other characters? Does it, in any way, support the racism of the other characters?

Judith Hutter, like her mother, repents the actions of her youth. Is Deerslayer justified in rejecting her? Why or why not?

Hetty uses passages from the Bible to argue with the Iroquois. Discuss the ways that religion is used to show the hypocrisy of the white characters, including Harry, Hutter, and the colonial governments.

The beauty of nature is a constant theme throughout the novel. Discuss Deerslayer's special relationship with nature. How does it differ from his relationships with people?

Discuss the role of the soldiers at the local garrison. How are they important to the story?

Deerslayer confesses that he cannot read. Are there any other instances that show his ignorance? How does this...

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