The Frontiersmen: A Narrative Themes

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Respect

There are many levels of respect exhibited throughout the story and one of the best examples is the respect Simon and Tecumseh have for each other. The two men are each respected among their own people, mainly for their particular skills on the frontier and the battlefield. When they meet for the first time, Simon is impressed with Tecumseh's response to what should have been a surprise attack with a devastating outcome. Instead of running as Simon predicted, Tecumseh rallies his men to fight, having the forethought to throw a blanket over the fire to eliminate the light that made the Indians easy targets. Instead of a rout as Simon planned, the Indians staved off the settlers, claimed one life, and sent the others running. Over the years, the two maintain a grudging respect for each other, simply because of their exploits. When Tecumseh is among those killed...

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