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Unformatted text preview: have emphasized lips. They are also depicted in a weird and humorous stance. All the different aspects, the stance, the exaggerated features, and the dialogue, all reinforce the stereotypes of the era. These cartoons were a way of depicting these stereotypes in a humorous fashion. In the cartoon of the celebration of the abolition of the slave trade, some of the faces of the African-Americans didn’t even look human. The cartoonist distorted their faces in awkward ways. I think the African-Americans did not react well with these cartoons for obvious reasons. The cartoons were very racist and exaggerated and it was not how the Africans acted at the time....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course ENC 2012 taught by Professor Danbaker during the Fall '11 term at FIU.
- Fall '11