November 07, 2005
Harris' Uncle Remus Stories
"Uncle Remus Initiates the Little Boy"
This had to be one of the hardest works to read. I really did have to read the whole thing out loud to get the main focus of the story. From this section, all I know is that all the characters are being introduced, and the narrator can be many people at this time.
"The Wonderful Tar Baby Story"
These stories really remind me of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because of the kinds of adventures they take part in. I thought that this story was funny, probably mostly because of the language that was used in writing the book. For this section, I chose the line, "You look sorter stuck up dis mawnin," because I thought that the language he uses and the way that he talks really helps to make the story funny.
"Why the Negro is Black"
From this section I chose the line, "...dey wuz a time we'n all de w'ite folks 'uz black -- blacker than me." I thought that this poem really took an odd way of looking at the idea of race. Although racism is wrong, I wonder if whites can even be mad about what was written in the book about them all being black at one time. This goes along with the theory that everyone was born white and we still ended up with different color skin tone. This seems a little racist for an African American's point of view, because this is what black people say that white people thought about the evolution of race.
Posted by StacyEstatico at November 7, 2005 12:19 AM
Stacy- I agree that the first story was very difficult to read. It was so short, but yet so hard to figure out what was going on because of the language. I also knew there was a narrator, but couldn't exactly figure out who it was. I think the main point of this story was to introduce the characters.
Posted by: Ashley Holtzer at November 7, 2005 08:44 PM
Ashley, I really did have a hard time reading this, mainly because of the language. I did think that the last story was interesting in the way that it talked about evolution.
Posted by: Stacy at November 8, 2005 08:58 AM
the second story was my favorite because it reminded me of how we use stereortypes of different groups even today and they were kind of funny.
Posted by: Erin at November 8, 2005 06:06 PM