I actually completed a full series for the first time in my blogging career. I was supposed to do it consecutively, but I just didn’t have it in me, but I completed it nonetheless. I took it upon myself to discuss each of the Boondocks cartoon characters and highlight various episodes that I felt best highlighted their character traits. I pitted some against the other given the script to show how I felt they truly were created to be.
Here is the list of characters that I analyzed and if you click on the hyperlink it should take you directly to the blog article:
- Riley Freeman
- Huey Freeman
- Robert “Grandad” Freeman
- The DuBois Family (Tom, Jazmine and Sara)
- Uncle Ruckus
I refused, or at least tried my best to not fall into the trap of making each of the characters one-dimensional and viewing them as stereotypical characters. Case in point, I tried not to paint Riley and Huey as the yin and yang of black urban maleness, but rather attempted to go a bit deeper in the discussion. I did this because rarely is the surface truly who the person is. Generally what we manifest on the surface is a result of deeper issues and past experiences coming to a head. About the only person I intentionally portrayed one-dimensionally was Uncle Ruckus.
I hope you enjoyed this series. Make sure to go back and leave comments as you see fit.
Keep it uppity and keep it truthfully radical, JLL