|Plot Summary of The Deerslayer|
Cooper takes us on an excursion and violent adventure through the early wilderness of our nation. Inspired by romance, justice, and revenge Natty Bumpo risks his life to save his love exact revenge for past attrocities. Though sometimes difficult account for the extreme superiority of the hero, Cooper blends character, setting, and plot in a fantastic web which captures the reader and involves him/her immediately. This is a must read for those who like a challenging read or love the early history of our nation.
This synopsis report prepared by nathan geer
The Deerslayer is the first (in time-line, not in writing) of the Leatherstocking Tales of Cooper. While it is true that, as Twain said, Cooper was a bad writer because he was a bad observer, the stories are interesting and exciting. The characterizations are poor and unidimensional and the Deerslayer (Natty Bumppo) is simply too good to be true, but still, these novels marked the birth in the US of historical romance/fiction and are important in that respect.
This synopsis report prepared by Kelly Whiting
|Chapter Analysis of The Deerslayer|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Time/era of story:
- 18th century
- Indian wars
Exploring into the wild
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Escape/rescue behind enemy lines?
- a teen
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- is very quick
- sail boat
- peddle boat
- swimming on
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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