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    Leatherstocking Tales Set in colonial New York in the 1750’s, The Leatherstocking Tales tells the epic tale of Hawkeye, a European young man raised by Native-Americans and his odyssey in the forest where he encountered many Natives and became engaged in a battle of the French and Indian War. The novel series by James Fenimore Cooper signifies the difficulty of being the bridge between two worlds. Hawkeye lived in the forest amongst the people the settlers called savages, but considered himself to have possessed the gifts of the white man. The series takes place in the forest, a thickly wooded area which provides shelter as well as a blind eye to those unsuspecting. The natural environment of which they inhabited became an enigma due to its…

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    James Fenimore Cooper has a past in the church. He was very active in his hometown church. Later in his life he took on leadership and clergy roles there. He donated a lot of money and supervised the redesigning of the church as his own expense. Also later in his life he was confirmed by the church. He was very publically involved in his home church, so for him to have written a book tying in Christian values is not surprising. Some writers who analyze Cooper’s work said he was the only major…

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    who were trying to rescue Cora. Uncas was always there even on the where he avenged his loved one but his own life was taken away. Theme The main theme of the story was of romanticism. Where Magua, the antagonist, was madly in love with Cora, whereas Uncas was also in love with Cora. Both characters were fighting one another for Cora’s love. In the end of the story Uncas was loyal and kept fighting for Cora but he was unfortunately killed by Magua, who was later shot and killed. Author’s style…

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    scenario as a person “[taking] off on a series of adventures beyond the ordinary, either to recover what was lost or discover some life-giving elixir” (Campbell 31). His model of the Heroic Journey has been used throughout the years to create some of literature’s most well-known adventures. These two stories are no exception. Every Heroic Journey’s trials begins when the hero “crosses the Threshold” into another realm. For Phoenix Jackson, this means leaving her home and beginning the long trek…

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    The Garden, The Machine, and the American Voice Perhaps one of the more discernable conflicts in art and literature is that which takes place between appreciating nature and expanding society. Many writers and philosophers, from Aristotle to Shakespeare, have naturally gravitated towards this fundamental dilemma, and shared their sentiments through art, poems, and literary works. Such tendencies did not escape the realm of American literature in the mid-nineteenth century. Up until then, before…

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    “The Leatherstocking Tales” written by James Fennimore Cooper centers on the adventures of Nathaniel Bumppo, also renamed Hawkeye by his Native American adopted family. After the influence of the Native culture takes held of a young Nathaniel, he struggles to conform to society’s expectations of right & wrong in 1750s Colonial America. Nathaniel is considered to be a lot of things such as a savage, gentleman, a killer and a piecemaker, a loner and lastly a lover is it possible? The Frontier…

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    Her shocking, revealing story is brought home by a complex, and effective, narrative technique. Works Cited and Consulted Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Anchor Books: New York, New York, 1985. Conboy, Sheila C. "Scripted, Conscripted, and Circumscribed: Body Language in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale." Anxious Power: Reading, Writing, and Ambivalence in Narrative by Women. Eds. Carol J. Singley and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney. Albany : State U of New York P, 1993.…

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    In The Handmaid’s Tale, Margret Atwood explores the limited freedoms available to women in the newly formed dystopian society of Gilead. The Handmaid’s Tale follows Offred, the protagonist and a Handmaid in Gilead, a society that assigns roles and divides women from one another. Gilead values women solely for their ability to fulfill certain roles assigned to them by the men. These include the ability to reproduce, and fulfill stereotypically feminine roles, such as doing housework or being a…

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    She does this through the medium of The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), which won the Governor-General’s award in 1985, and the first Arthur C. Clarke award in 1987. The dystopian novel portrays a current day North America being occupied by the religious extremists the Sons of Jacob. The religious leaders that are aiming to enact its idea of a perfect world heavily control the dystopia’s population. Attwood showed the levels of this control through the techniques symbolism, setting, and language.…

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    At their essence, all stories are the same; from George Lucas ' Star Wars and Grimm 's fairy tales to The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and Homer 's The Odyssey. Granted, at face value, there might seem little common ground between Luke Skywalker and Cinderella, or between Dorothy Gale and Odysseus. However, every story plays towards certain experiences-- a progression of trials, triumphs and occasional failures that allow the hero to develop and overcome adversity. This process, called the Hero…

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