Setting In upstate New York, in the area bordering Canada during the French and Indian War in the mid- eighteenth century.
Major Characters 1 Hawkeye --an extremely practical, sensible and brave, upright and idealistic individual who is a combination of both worlds of Indian and European. Chingachgook-- an old chief of the Mohicans and a longtime companion of Hawkeye, wise and brave. Uncas--the son of Chingachgook and the last of the Mohicans, extremely bright and intelligent. He is also a fierce fighter and an expert in following trails.
Major Characters 2 Munro--the commander of the English army at Fort William Henry Cora Munro--extremely beautiful, with dark hair, a very brave, firm and determined young woman. She frowns on racism and color differentiation. Alice Munro--Cora's half-sister. Alice is blond, fearful and often helpless Heyward--a young, courageous military man. He is extremely loyal and has a military carriage and bearing.
Major Characters 3 Magua--the antagonist. Magua is devious (cunning) and shifty 足智多谋的, but at the same time extremely brave. He is not easily fooled and has abundance of native intelligence. He is extremely vengeful and despite hardships, continues to attack the protagonists. He is an accomplished orator, able to stir the passions of his people and move them to action.
Theme The spirit of heroism The spirit of courage, loyalty, and bravery
Style Cooper's style of writing is very picturesque. His language is vivid and straightforward without any overuse of similes or metaphors. Cooper's style of writing is direct, almost as if he is addressing or talking to the readers personally.