Posted by Heather on January 21, 1998 at 21:11:22:
In Reply to: What were (the real) Magua's intentions??? posted by Bill R on January 21, 1998 at 12:17:07:
: Okay, here is something more to put up for consideration.
: Magua captures the two daughters of Munro. When cutting out his (Munro's) heart he has one of those verbose moments when he tells Munro that he will "put your daughters under my knife and wipe your seed from the earth forever". Neat scene by the way as I am sure Victoria will agree. At any rate, he hikes to the sachem's village and because of Hawkeye's interference, the sachem rules that only
: one of the daughters will die in the fire.....then changes that ruling
: yet again and allows Hawkeye to take Cora with him, Magua takes Alice and Duncan is to suffer that hickory smoked sun tan. Magua was not
: happy with the sachems ruling and got huffy.
: So my question is, what do you think were Magua's intentions. Take Alice as instructed to appease and replace the loss of his own children? Take Alice to the north where the Huron are not "women" and
: roast at least ONE of Munro's daughters? Take Alice up north, roast her, and then set out with another war party to find and capture Cora also...and send her to join Alice in the land of the barbqued and departed? Make Alice his wife? Say screw it and retire to Florida?
: Bill R
Well.. I don't think he would have headed to Florida, because he probably would have had to share "nurse" Alice with all of his neighboring native tribes both friendly and hostile...Still, I think he would have kept Alice as a slave for the most part rather than make her his wife. In the book, he did want Cora for a wife, but in the movie I think he was just happy to walk away with one of them as a POW. Alice was captured during a raid, which guaranteed that she would remain his property, unless she was stolen back (A good attempt by Uncas!). But I don't think he would have had her burned immediately. Although the look she gave him before she went over the cliff said it all. There was definitely no "submitting" on her part!
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