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.
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...
Join Now to View Premium Content
GradeSaver provides access to 872 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 6693 literature essays, 1803 sample college application essays, 276 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.