Movie Review: Last of the Mohicans

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Sonia Punja
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The Last of the Mohicans was released in 1992. It was based off the book The Last of the Mohicans written by James Fenimore Cooper in 1826. The movie takes place in 1757 during the French and Indian War where the British and French were fighting over control the new continent (North America). The main characters are Nathaniel/Hawkeye, Cora Munro, Magua, Major Duncan Heyward, Chingachgook, Colonel Edmund Munro, and Uncas.

Nathaniel, who is white, is the adopted son of Chingachgook. Hawkeye (Nathaniel's Mohawk name), Chingachgook, and Uncas are Mohicans helping the British. Magua part of the Huron deceives General Webb into believing that Colonel Munro has summoned his daughters to Fort William Henry. On the way Magua leads the Munro sisters and Major Heyward into an ambush with the Huron. Hawkeye, Chingachgook, and Uncas save the three and Magua escapes. The six of them arrive at the fort to see that the fort was under French attack. At the fort Hawkeye tries to get protection for the frontiers but Munro does not believe that they are in any danger of the French. Heyward, jealous of how close Cora and Hawkeye get, lies and does not support Hawkeye's statement. Hawkeye helps some men escape and he sentenced to be hanged. By then the French were able to make their way inside the fort and the British are forced to leave it. On their march they are attacked by Magua and the Huron. Magua kills Colonel Munro and promises to kill his daughters. Hawkeye saves them once again and they escape. Without any proper supplies Hawkeye, Chingachgook, and Uncas leave with the promise to return to Cora. Meanwhile Cora, Alice, and Heyward are taken by Magua and his tribe. They are presented to the Huron sachem who decides that Cora must burn as a sacrifice and that Alice must marry Magua to secure both bloodlines. While...
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