Section 1, Uncle Remus, His Songs and Stories, 1 through 11
• The purpose of the book is not to write down stories for children although the plot line involves Uncle Remus telling tales to three generations of young boys.
• Harris is interested in recording phonetically the dialects of the various storytellers in the book.
• Much of the content involves explaining animal behavior and why they look the way they do as in his explanation of the possum's playing dead.
• Some of the tales involve Uncle Remus' idea as they relate to biblical references such as the crawdad and the deluge.
Section 1, Uncle Remus, His Songs and Stories, 11 through 22
• Among the animals, the main characters are Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Bear, and Brer Tarrypin whose stories are introduced early in the book.
• The stories involve hi-jinx of Brer Rabbit who uses deceit and lies to protect himself or simply to have...
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