This week we are going over the biographical information about James Fenimore Cooper. You can find much of the information at this link.
Here is the excerpt of Deerslayer that we are studying in class.
And here is a link to some of his famous quotes.
The main reason that we are learning about Cooper, is so that you understand why Mark Twain is the funniest guy alive (but dead) when we start reading his satire on Cooper’s literary offenses.
Satire: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.