Re: Cooper and Mohican/Lenape/Inuit Beliefs & Perfectly Good Hawkeyes!

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Posted by MMMarcia on October 05, 1998 at 14:45:06:

In Reply to: Re: Cooper and Mohican/Lenape/Inuit Beliefs posted by Gayle on October 05, 1998 at 14:11:23:

Gayle wrote:

: To be perfectly honest, I don't have a clue how Michael Mann would have handled it. Don't get me going on what Mann did to the Cooper characters. However, if the DDL Hawkeye married Cora Munro, he would have had to give up his Mohican culture and reassimilate into the white world. On the other hand, if Cora had left her place in the British social stratum to live the life of a hunter's wife, one might think the Mohican customs would prevail. We are never told which one of them gives up his/her identity at the end of the movie to make the Ever After happy.

Hi, Miss Gaylee! No, we are never told, but in MY version of MANN's version of LOTM, Cora follows Hawkeye. Period. Whither he goest and whatevereth he doest!! He is simply too strong a man & too comfortable with his life to adopt the ways of the Yengeese! And even though Cora was a strong and reasonably independent woman, I think she would have felt her place was with her man. After all, she chose Hawkeye over Duncan, who would have provided her with the life of an English gentlewoman, and followed him over the river and through the woods, without a backwards glance at what she had left behind. Yep. I'm certain of it. She and Hawkeye build a life for themselves in Can-tuck-ee, and she bears him many children. After their long and happy lives come to an end, they are buried side by side, BOTH with the rising sun in their faces, as the Mohicans would have it! There! Now isn't that satisfying? *happy sigh*


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