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Last of the Mohicans Three-Act Plot Analysis

By James Fenimore Cooper

Three-Act Plot Analysis

Act I

Hawkeye, Chingachgook, and Uncas escort two pretty ladeez and their clueless military guide to reunite with their father at Fort William Henry.

Act II

Fort William Henry falls to the French and its occupants are massacred. In the melee, the two women are taken captive by an Indian named Magua.


Cora, Uncas, and Magua are killed. Chingachgook proclaims himself the last of the Mohicans.