Posted by Marcia on November 04, 1997 at 10:19:47:
In Reply to: Re: Alice, Magua, Uncas... posted by Chris on November 04, 1997 at 10:05:19:
: I always interpreted that as her realizing Uncas will die, and that's when she loses what little hope she might have had when she saw him start to fight for her.
Yup...it's almost like she "shoves" her captor away, and thinks to herself, "Aw, Man! Now he's gonna kill the ONLY one on MY side!" A lot of mention has been made here of the looks that pass across Magua's face before & after Alice goes "over the edge" figuratively & literally, but I am always amazed at the looks that cross *her* face. She steps out on that precipice so locked up in her own misery & fear, then, after looking down towards Uncas, turns back to gaze at Magua. She has made her decision, and her eyes are filled with utter peace. Fear has been replaced by a calm, serene glow & she steps out to follow Uncas. A terrific bit of acting on the part of Jodhi May, if you ask me. Does anyone have any information on what *she's* up to these days?
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