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Unformatted text preview: o Proof of blacks ludicrous ability to adapt to freedom Mammy evolved as defense of slavery o Fat, black, and happy to serve master o Docile, loyal, and protective of white house o Indication that she understood the value of society o Antithesis of white lady (no virginity and beauty that would make her a value to society) o Stripped of sexual allure o If she were to be a sexual being she would be a threat to the mistress because she would then be capable of being desired by master of house (know from history that was very possible and not what people wanted to project about plantation life.) o Strong leader in her family (supposed to show how blacks are inferior, women are strong and men are weak) when the female should be dependent and subordinate...
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- Summer '06