Last Of The Mohicans: Differents Between The Book And Movie



The book Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper was very
different from the movie Last of the Mohicans in terms of the storyline.
However, I feel that the producer and director of this movie did a good job
of preserving Cooper's original vision of the classic American man
surviving in the wilderness, while possibly presenting it better than the
book originally did and in a more believable fashion to a late twentieth
century reader.

The makers of the movie Last of the Mohicans preserved Cooper's central
ideas and themes very well, the most important of which is the question,
what makes a man? Very few books that I have read contain such a clear
sense of what a man should be ...

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has very little empathy with him, even though he is
the hero. In the movie, however, there is a great romance between Hawkeye
and Cora that does not exist in the book. This romance adds a more human
side to Hawkeye's character; it show s his caring side beyond all the
hero-woodsman qualities--in other words, the non-Rambo, late twentieth
century version of a hero. Every hero should have a woman at his side, and
the makers of the movie, realizing this, transfer Cora from Uncas' side to
Hawkeye's. This I think was a wise choice because it gave the viewer more
things in common with the hero and thus made Hawkeye a more human hero and
therefore more comprehensible to the late twentieth century viewer.

One thing the makers of the movie attempted to keep was the vision
portrayed in the book of sweeping landscapes, gigantic trees, dark forests,
crashing waterfalls, and other impressive features of nature. This again
was a wise choice, seeing as how part of Cooper's vision ...

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