Re: The Major's sacrifice

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Posted by Vita on December 28, 2000 at 12:58:13:

In Reply to: The Major's sacrifice 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.

: Regards

: Ben

Hello, Ben!
Hmmm.... I never thought of that Duncan gave himself for Alice, too. And I believe no one ever considered this, either. Hmmm. Yes, having been brought up with the tenets of chivalry.... hmmm. It's possible, though I am still convinced that his primary concern was Cora. Though if it had been Alice alone... yes, he would have done the same thing. True.

Have a Happy New Year!

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