Is anyone else out there a M*A*S*H fan? I love M*A*S*H! I started out by watching the movie and then moved onto the television series. So when I first started reading Green Grass Running Water and the old Indian named Hawkeye was introduced I instantly thought of Captain B.F. “Hawkeye” Pierce played by the incredible Alan Alda and Donald Sutherland and created by Richard Hooker. I know that Hawkeye is meant to be an allusion to Natty Bumppo of ‘The Last of the Mohicans” , which is where Pierce gets his nickname from.
In the story it makes much more sense that Hawkeye is Natty, yet I still could not stop seeing things that alluded to Hawkeye Pierce. For one in M*A*S*H the series it is a common site to see Hawkeye in a Hawaiian shirt.
Hawkeye Pierce reminds me a little of coyote. His character is known to be a trickster, but he also a confusing character who is can sometimes be difficult to understand.
Hawkeye as a M*A*S*H surgeon was also there just to help, much like the four Indians are trying to do.
Really all I have is the hawaiian shirt (which was really Robinson Crusoe’s) and the name Hawkeye that connects the character to Pierce, but I was just wondering if anyone else thought the same thing.
If you haven’t watched the tv show or the movie I highly suggest it.