Posted by Susan on July 13, 2000 at 00:44:10:
In Reply to: what happens next? posted by Shannon on July 12, 2000 at 17:06:39:
: Greetings! Not having seen an answer to my earlier question, I rephrase it in the hopes of being clearer. We know from the script (thank you, www.mohicanpress.com!!!) that Cora agrees to stay in America and be Hawkeye's wife. We also know from observation that Cora is made of pretty stout stuff, but we also know she's from an upper class group in England. So she wouldn't know how to raise a garden, cook over an open fire (much less build one), tan leather, make soap, or any of the other tasks other frontier women knew. If Cora and Hawkeye are to succeed in their future lives, she needs to learn this stuff, but there seems no one to teach her. And surely he cannot do all this work for her. So, my question is, what happened to them after the part we see in the story ends? Best regards, Shannon
If you don't want to speculate on your own, read Sara Donati's Into the Wilderness. Although she doesn't answer your question about Cora, (she's dead) she does weave a good story about Hawkeye's son, who is very much the Mann/Day-Lewis type. It's 876 pages, fine print, so get your reading glasses.
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