Posted by Ben on December 28, 2000 at 12:20:26:
It strikes me in one sense that the Major's sacrifice was not just for Cora, but for her sister Alice, and Hawkeye. As the Huron Chief could have easily have decided to have burned Alice. She is in once sense ungrateful for the Major's sacrifice. He gave his life not just for Cora, but he would have done it for Alice with out doubt. Why? chivalry. Then, Alice goes and throws herself off a cliff. I could be wrong, but committing suicide does seem a tad ungrateful after someone roasted alive for you.
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