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    • American Literature James Fenimore Cooper Raffaele Nardella http://www.wikipedia.en
    • Life and Works
      • Born in Burlington (NJ) 1789
      • Cooperstown – Stories and Legends about Indians
      • Common sailor, marriage, farmer
      • Writing at 30
        • Precaution , The Spy
        • The Leather-Stocking Tales (The Pioneers , The Last of the Mohicans, The Prairie, The Pathfinder, The Deerslayer)
      • Europe – W. Scott
      • Died in Cooperstown (NY) 1851
      Raffaele Nardella http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:James_Fenimore_Cooper_Statue.jpg
    • Legacy and criticism
      • O ne of the most popular 19th century American authors
      • Translated all over the world
      • Tolkien
      Raffaele Nardella http://www.abc.net.au/news/features/img/Artsblog/20070417tolkien.jpg http://www.techshout.com/gaming/2007/29/new-lord-of-the-rings-lotr-games-being-developed-as-ea-extends-license-with-new-line-cinema/
    • Characters
      • The first American epic hero: Natty Bumppo
      • The stereotyped white man of high rank
      • The white man of lower rank
      • The Red Indians as noble savage by Rousseau
      http://mattbrundage.com/publications/images/natty.jpg Raffaele Nardella
    • Themes
      • Romantic themes
        • Opposition between cultures
        • Opposition between individual and society
        • Opposition between individual and nature
      • Creation of the American myth
        • Primitive life
        • Description of forests
        • Description of prairies of the West
      • Plots as basis of western movies
        • Adventures
        • Fights
        • Escapes
        • Captures
        • Duels
      Raffaele Nardella http://images-cdn01.associatedcontent.com/image/A1348/134878/300_134878.jpg
      • Intro
        • Historical novel
        • The Leather-Stocking Tales Pentalogy
      • Plot
        • French and Indian war
        • Set in the British province of NY
      • Main characters
        • Hawkeye Uncas Chingachgook
        • Cora and Alice Munroe
        • Magua
        • Duncan Heyward
      The Last of the Mohicans Raffaele Nardella http://pros599.bombmaking.info/english201/last_of_the_mohicans_ver2.jpg
      • Themes
      • Two parts
        • Fall of Fort William Henry
        • World of savagery and of myth
      • Regenerative means of violence
        • White man needs to become like the savages to conquer them
      • Decline of the Indian and the European,
      • Creation and rise of the American
      The Last of the Mohicans Raffaele Nardella http://www.geocities.com/writtenexp/webfic3.jpg