The Last of the Mohicans
By: James Fenimore Cooper
There are beautiful things happening in our lives. But, we all know that a thing has its end. Just like the leaves on the trees, it withers when it falls. Just like life, has a beginning and an end. As I was reading this story, I came to realize that life has full of adventures. There are good and bad things happening as we live, but at the end we still came back to where we came from, at the end there is death. Just like in the story, Uncas and Chingachgook are the last of the Mohicans. They are the ones left in their tribe. But though they are the ones left, they still face life’s challenges. At this story there is war between France and England and the Indian’s are the one fighting for them. Hurons, are the bad one’s they are traitors. Mohicans and Mohawks are the good ones, they help people. Magua is a Huron, while Uncas and Chingachgook are Mohicans. Hawk-eye is a white man, while Alice, Cora and Duncan are English people. This story is all about Hawk-eye and his two Indian friends.
I felt my connection to Cora. She gave herself to Magua just to save the lives of her sister Alice and the others. For me, if I’m going to choose for my own happiness or for the life of my family and friends, I’m going to choose them rather my own, because for me I can’t be happy without them in my side. I will risk my own life for them to live. And that’s why I felt my connection to Cora.
What if Magua fell in love to Alice rather than Cora? Will Duncan be jealous? What if Hawk-eye didn’t help the two sisters and Duncan? What if he didn’t tell them that Magua is a traitor? What do you think will happen in the story? What if Cora and Uncas didn’t die at the end? Will they became lovers? Will there be an extension for the Mohican tribes? What if Hawk-eye was the traitor?
I think after what happened to Uncas and Cora, Hawk-eye will became a Mohican too. He and Chingachgook will be forever friends and they will live life together even without Uncas. While Alice and Duncan get married and have many children and one of them named Cora. And even though the Mohicans is gone there is still a story that will mark in the lives of their friends.