Joel Chandler Harris Writing Styles in The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus

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Point of View

The story is told in third person. The sections about the real-life times of Uncle Remus and his friends are told with a limited view, typically only focusing on Uncle Remus. There are some facts that the reader learns - such as the fact that the little boy is being "jailed" in the parlor - through conversations held between Uncle Remus and someone else. Other pieces of information are offered merely as facts from the author of the book - such as the relationship between Uncle Remus and Aunt Tempy and the fact that the two were secretly jealous of each other though they never allowed those emotions to show.

In the make-believe sections of the book, the reader is limited to whatever point of view offered by Uncle Remus. This typically focuses on one particular creature and is often Brer Rabbit, though some stories are...

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