Natty Bumppo is the hero of "The Leatherstocking Tales," a series of five novels that depict life in early frontier America. In the novels he has many aliases, including Deerslayer, Hawkeye, Pathfinder, Leatherstocking a... More » Art & Literature Literature Classics

Examples of traditional romantic heroes are Hawkeye from "Last of the Mohicans" and Victor Frankenstein in "Frankenstein." Captain Ahab from "Moby Dick," Hester Prynne in "The Scarlet Letter," and the title character in ... More » Art & Literature Literature

The romantic hero in the King Arthur legend is Lancelot, according to the Camelot Project. Some versions of the legend claim that King Arthur's wife Guinevere had a lengthy affair with Lancelot, her true love. More » Art & Literature Literature Classics
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