EN 209-005 The Vanishing Indian and the Frontier
EN 209-005 The Vanishing Indian and the Frontier EN 209
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Date Created: 10/07/15
EN 209005 10515 The Vanishing Indian and the Frontier American Myths Porch band of Creek Indians Descended form the Muskogee creek tribe Sided with the US in the Creek War of 1812 James Fenimore Cooper 17891851 Literary Significance 0 American novelist I He was the first American novelist to achieve international and commercial success I He was a literary forefather for better or worse Last ofthe Mohicans 1826 Genre novel 0 I Intuition or intense feeling not observable experience what you feel not what you see Panoply of emotions not simply love I Natural settings out in the woods I Subgenre Historical Frontier Romance Rhetorical Purpose 0 Defines American literary culture separate from English 0 Romanticizes American Indian Culture 0 Theorize the problem of American Indian presence in US Audience 0 Citizens in new American republic looking for independence LOM Cultural Significance Novel initiates two key American Myths I Novel romanticizes the loss of American Indians I Constructs stock characters that survive to today Johnny Depp and Tonto o Ignoble bad lack honor lied stole cheated noble good honest and naive savages 0 Myth of the Frontier I idea that there is a divine mandate that land is to be settled from the East Coast to the West Coast I between east and west coast Not stable Where forces from civilization push against forces from the wilderness EN 209005 10515 I The space where civilization meets savagism Man tested and succeeds paying way for American civilization 0 Daniel Boone Davy Crockett Natty Bumppo Hawkeye
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