Posted by Myrrh on December 17, 1997 at 14:30:28:
In Reply to: Re: Cabin Scene posted by Lynne Cohen on December 16, 1997 at 18:21:11:
"Maybe she was thinking along the lines of Uncas being the last of his line and perhaps he should have gotten married and started having kids so he would no longer be the last of the mohicans."
I agree, Lynne. I think that line set up the focal point of the film. Uncas truly was, at that point, the last of the Mohicans. It's one of the reasons Uncas' death later on is so wrenching...now his father, who should have gone to the Great Spirit after him, and who cannot perpetuate the line (let's assume that anyway), is the one left, and the fate of the Mohicans as a people is sealed forever. (With Uncas alive, at least there was hope that the line would continue.)
And, Kathy, I too loved the look on Chingachgook's face as they sat around the table in the cabin and discussed Uncas' marriage plans or lack of them. The scene inside the cabin was so warm-feeling.
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