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Really? As Pliable as Orange Peels?


Really. I recently finished reading Uncle Tom's Cabin, and was struck that by the juxtaposition of the novels many Romantic gestures, and Stowe's continued insistence of the realness of her work, particularly in the key. Certainly we see enough examples today of entertainments that insist on their own reality, so the move wasn't all together foreign to me. Once, I spent some time with the idea of "reality" in the media, I found that the 19th century novel and our modern fascination with reality may have a similar function - helping us to create meaning in our lives and dispel existentialism.

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A Gender-queer Generation

March 26, 2008

Emerging Genres

Professor Anne Dalke

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Classes of Classics

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Dialect Differences

Marina Gallo

Emerging Genres

Professor Dalke

Paper 2

March 25, 2008



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When we read Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, we can see the use of different dialects is central in the telling of her tale. It helps to aid hermission of promoting the abolition of slavery. It seems to be something that Stowe found very important to add to her story even if it made it more difficult for the reader to understand. Would the story have been different without the use of what has been called “negro dialect”?  My answer would be that the effectStowe was searching for was found through dialect and without it the story would have been different. This effect was to help create change.

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Anyone for Theory?

Anyone for Theory?


Why We Like Uncle Tom's Cabin Better than Jameson

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Defining Definition

define  c.1384, from O.Fr. definir "to end, terminate, determine," from L.
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