Head of the French forces in the siege of Fort William Henry, Montcalm is considered, by English and French alike, a just and noble soldier. However, this assessment comes into doubt after Munro, and other English soldiers, believe Montcalm does not do enough to prevent the Mingo slaughter of innocents during the Massacre at Fort William Henry, after a supposed truce is signed between the English and French.
Marquis de Montcalm Quotes in The Last of the Mohicans
The The Last of the Mohicans quotes below are all either spoken by Marquis de Montcalm or refer to Marquis de Montcalm. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Bantam Classics edition of The Last of the Mohicans published in 1982.).
Marquis de Montcalm Character Timeline in The Last of the Mohicans
The timeline below shows where the character Marquis de Montcalm appears in The Last of the Mohicans. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...soldier in the army, that he (Heyward) is conducting a group of prisoners along to Montcalm. Cora, also speaking French, seconds this story, and the French soldier permits them to pass.... (full context)
...of thousands of French soldiers, who are midway through a siege of that fort, under Montcalm’s command. Hawkeye remarks that the French will continue their shelling of the fort, which is... (full context)
...admission to the fort, through enemy lines. Heyward wonders if the group shouldn’t surrender to Montcalm himself and gain entry to the fort on account of the band containing two of... (full context)
...with Heyward, telling him that Hawkeye has passed through enemy lines and been released by Montcalm back into the English fort, with news from Webb that, in fact, no reinforcements will... (full context)