Re: Natty Bumppo, calling Natty Bumppo!

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Posted by Jo on January 05, 2000 at 10:40:02:

In Reply to: Re: Natty Bumppo, calling Natty Bumppo! posted by NightSky on January 05, 2000 at 09:10:40:

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: : : NightSky writes:
: : : : I'm convinced the biggest difference between this site and DDL sites is the obsession with the character rather than the actor. We live in a world where courage is rarely rewarded, and conformity is encouraged. Hawkeye represents a freedom and independence long lost and sorely missed. He's also a symbol of the truely romantic: that one man who can save us and fall forever in love with us at the same time! I've learned to be truely thankful my husband can't read my mind.
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: : : Ain't it the truth, NightSky, ain't it the truth. :) If you think Hawkeye is romantic, try reading 'Deerslayer' sometime...
: : : Dana S.

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: : Hey Dana, you said it: TRY to read "Deerslayer" ANYTIME....
: : I've known some taciturn gentlemen friends in my day; and some motor mouths (get that watermelon!); but if any had pontificated like Hawkeye....what can I say???
: : (Maybe Judith was lucky not to get him, as I understand?)
: : Up to Chapter 17 at this point and sitting in the backyard to keep away from any walls....

: : Jo

: : (Gayle, did reach the page, actually several repeats of trying to get scalps for money; must have thought I had a really stupid question as they've mentioned it at least 18 times now; and the two H's still want to go back and do it again!)

: Jo: I read it when I was around 12 (for pleasure !?!) and then again in a graduate course in American Lit in college. I can pass on ever reading Cooper again.....if I want a sermon, I'll go to church. I'm just grateful that along the way, so many people have felt the material was worthy of putting on film. As a book I have a hard time even remembering what it's about, but as a movie, even the bad versions are memorable. Wait till you get to LOTM! No romance for Hawkeye there.


Well, that's the joke; I read LOTM up to the last few pages, and in frustration, threw it against the wall and let it "stay as they (it) lay"....(still never read the last 5 pages...)
However, as Gaylee is so into Cooper, I am going to finish this book. I guess it is a sort of a view as to the ideas of the times, or at least Cooper's, and it is a different type of writing style; but I will get through it no matter how long it takes me, .....Gaylee is a great resource on Cooper input...
Gee, I thought I read a lot as a young age, I think "Little Women" was as far as I got. Good on you!


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