Re: Duncan's sacrifice

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Posted by Adele on August 09, 2000 at 13:55:09:

In Reply to: Re: Duncan's sacrifice posted by Rich on August 09, 2000 at 12:39:33:

Yep, I would agree with Rich on this one.......but I am REALLY waiting to hear the Dutch Traders thoughts.....I am curious as to whether she still thinks it was his personal discomfort that caused him to sacrifice himself. Remember DT?? "My corns hurt, sir, take her and get out."

Hee hee

: I believe it was love. Refusing to translate Hawkeye's last request ... he knew he could have & the Hurons would most likely have accepted, but he refused to, in stoic fashion, for Cora, so that she could be happy. He gave his life, willingly, for the woman he loved!

: : Has anyone else wondered if Duncan's sacrifice was totally selfless? I mean, he never translated Nathaniel's request to be traded and I often wondered what would have happened if the Indians did not think a British Officer was a good enough trade and Cora would have died. I mean he took a big chance considering Nathaniel was saying that his death was a "great honor to the Huron". Part of me thought that maybe he simply could not tolerate being "bested" by Nathaniel again and part of me thought that he just knew that Cora loved Nathaniel and he loved Cora so much he wanted her to just be happy and live. Again, part of me thought that maybe he felt his chances of being accepted in a trade were better than Nathaniel's which was kind of arrogant. Anyway I totally love the whole scene especially "My compliments Sir, take her and get out". Wondered if anyone else felt unsure as to what motivated Duncan...arrogance or love...

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