Day 2

Last of the Mohicans Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What does Hawkeye mean when he says he's "a man without a cross"?

    Hawkeye referrers to himself several times throughout the book as a "man without a cross" and sometimes specifically a "white man without a cross". This is how he acknowledges his place between cultures. As a white man living among the natives, he doesn't have a full home in either culture. It is also a direct reference to his lack of Christian religion, which further cements his distance from the world of the settled Europeans.

  2. 2

    Why do Hawkeye, Chingachgook and Uncas escape from the island during a break in the fighting? Were they right to do so?

    Cora convinces the foresters...

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