Trickster tales in modern pop-culture!
Find and watch an old Warner Brothers cartoon, analyzing it for elements of the trickster tale characteristics outlined in the reading and evaluating the degree to which your chosen cartoon conforms. Share your analysis and evaluation with us in this forum. Elaborate on the following:
1. Who is/are the trickster(s)?
2. Who are the power brokers?
3. Is there a shortage situation?
4. Who are the dupes?
5. What are the contracts?
6. Is there a contest of tricksters?
7. To what degree do you feel that the characters in the cartoon you watched reflect characters from the much older African and/or early African American stories we have studied?
8. What was the title and source of your cartoon?
Feel free to add anything else you may notice. You may even want to contrast and compare these cartoons against each other and/or the stories in the textbook. Have some fun with it.
Here are a few titles to get things started, but you are by no means limited to these!
The High and the Flighty
Rabbit Season Duck Season
The Wearing of the Grin
Water Water Every Hare
High Diving Hare
Bunker Hill Bunny
Bugs Bunny Rides Again
Boobs in the Woods
Daffy Duck Hunt
Robin Hood Daffy
Yankee Doodle Daffy
Daffy Duck Slept Here
Bye Bye Bluebeard
And the list goes on……….. Again, you are not limited to these choices, but don’t forget to give us the name and source of your chosen cartoon.
Don’t be afraid to express opinions you have formed in reading this week’s assigned text, but back your opinions up with citations from the textbook or other sources, letting us know what your sources of information are.