Reflections on Hope Leslie

Free as Nature First Made Men

According to the Britannica, the noble savage is an “idealized concept of uncivilized man, who symbolizes the innate goodness of one not exposed to the corrupting influences of civilization.” Does Hope Leslie’s Magawisca fit this archetype?  This notion can be felt at Magawisca’s first introduction in the novel, when she is brought to the Fletchers’ home… Continue reading Free as Nature First Made Men

Reflections on Hope Leslie

Hope Lesl…I mean…Magawisca or, Early Times in the Massachusetts

Titles are the first thing we see when we pick up a piece of literature. It can make us wonder, it can baffle us, and it can make us put the book back down and continue on with our day. Titles are meant to grab our attention. Titles can be one of the hardest things… Continue reading Hope Lesl…I mean…Magawisca or, Early Times in the Massachusetts