Posted by Joy on September 01, 1997 at 07:17:15:
I was wondering what everyone thinks about Magua's bloodthirsty search for revenge and if it was justifiable. I got the impression that Colonel Munro did not have a direct hand in the death of Magua's children so much as he let it happen, much the same as Montcalm let the post-surrender massacre happen by doing nothing. He neither supported it nor tried to prevent it. Magua certainly took the "eye for an eye" approach by cutting out Munro's heart and seeking to burn Cora and Alice.
Two other questions: When the Sachem "awarded" Alice to Magua, did that mean Magua was supposed to take her as a wife or a slave? When Magua and his loyal warriors left the village, were they splitting from the rest of the Huron tribe? That seems like a pretty bold move, especially when Magua cursed the Sachem's decision.
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