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DeRosa, Deborah C.

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B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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Department of English


When I began this project, my goal was to find out what the critics of the late 19th and early 20th centuries thought of Joel Chandler Harris and his use of dialect in the Uncle Remus Tales. My paper begins with some background information on Harris to show where he came from and how he ended up as one of the most popular authors in our country's history. I then shared the information I discovered on the differences between the reactions of Northerners and Southerners. There were both positive and negative reactions from both parts of the country. I then included Disney's depiction on Uncle Remus, and the changes they made to the content. I concluded with my insights over the project and a wrapping up of key points. Overall, I enjoyed this assignment and am happy I had the opportunity to learn more about Harris and his talents.


35 pages




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