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The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, 1826
Chapter 7
This novel takes place during the French and Indian Wars of early America. Major Duncan Heywood is escorting Cora and Alice Munro to see their father, Colonel Munro, when they are aided in their travels by Hawkeye, a brave scout in the wilderness, and his two Native American friends who are of the Mohican tribe.

Cooper, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans. Project Gutenberg. 5 Feb. 2006. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

One of the main purposes of lines 53 to 56 is

A

to emphasize how the fear of Duncan and Cora increases by looking at their surroundings.

B

to show that Duncan Heywood keeps thinking of the time when he can be alone with Cora.

C

to demonstrate the way Duncan Heywood cares enough for Cora to try to convince her to think positively.

D

to contrast the reaction of Duncan and Cora towards the scenery to that of Hawkeye and Alice.

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