The Last of the Mohicans - Study Guide Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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While they rest, Heyward wanders over to speak with Magua (Renard). Heyward hopes that Magua has thought of the reward. He encourages Magua again to take the girls to their father.

Magua speaks to Cora alone. The reader learns of his original disgrace. He was the son of a Chief, and didn't see a white man until he was twenty. Magua drank the "fire water." He behaved so badly when drunk, that the Hurons drove him out. Magua joined the Mohawks, who fought under the command of Cora's father.

Magua broke the rules set by the General. He was whipped for drunkenness. Cora discovers that their present situation is revenge for the act. Cora begs him to release Alice. She offers to stay that he may revenge on her alone. Magua counter-offers with this: Stay with him as wife, "draw his water, hoe his corn, and cook...

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