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Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or colors
used to represent abstract ideas or concepts.
Hawkeye is both a character and a symbol. Cooper uses
Hawkeye to symbolize colonial hybridity, the mixing of European
and Indian cultures. Hawkeye also symbolizes the myth of the hero
woodsman. He demonstrates perfect marksmanship in the shooting contest
held by the Delawares, for example. Hawkeye also becomes a symbolic father.
Excluded from the novel’s love plots, Hawkeye takes part in a different
sort of human relationship by creating a father-son dynamic with
The recurring description of Uncas as “the last of the
Mohicans” symbolizes the death of Indian culture at the hands of
the encroaching European civilization. The title anticipates the
ultimate tragedy of the novel’s plot. Although the title specifically
refers to Uncas, it also alludes to a larger historical event: the
genocidal removal of the Indians by President Andrew Jackson’s policies
of the 1830s. The phrase “the last of the
Mohicans” laments the extermination of the ways of life native to
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