Re: Duncan's Lie?

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Posted by JC on August 08, 1998 at 12:17:50:

In Reply to: Re: Duncan's Lie? posted by Vita on August 08, 1998 at 12:03:56:

: JC,
: you said, "... I found it rather ironic that he would offer himself up to be burned in a fire in the place of somebody he hated and attempted to kill several times before."


Hawkeye wanted Duncan to translate that he (Hawkeye) would bring great honor to the Huron people if he (Hawkeye) was burned in the fires. Instead Duncan translated, "take me, take me". He could have easily translated what Hawkeye told him to. That's what is so ironic to me- that Duncan could have satisfied his urge to off Hawkeye by having him burned in the fires, but he offers himself instead and says something like, "my compliments" (I'm not sure on the exact quote) to Hawkeye. That he became an elightened soul at the very last minute, realizing the "totality of his love for Cora" as you say, IS ironic.


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