Burroughs was a successful science-fiction author before he took up the Tarzan series, which came under fire for an Africa that's more wild imagination than scientific accuracy. But most shocking to modern readers -- and perhaps good discussion fodder -- are the story's startlingly outmoded stereotypes, particularly racial ones: Tarzan's innate nobility is attributed to his aristocratic ancestors, while his foes are a tribe of ignorant, vicious cannibals with rings in their noses, and Esmeralda, Jane's obese "Negress" servant, is part Aunt Jemima and part Stepin Fetchit.

Strong messages about trying to do the right thing and live up to your (often conflicting) responsibilities; being a wise leader; improving yourself for the sake of one you love and sacrificing yourself for your loved one's welfare; displaying courage and quick thinking in defense of your loved ones.

Tarzan is courageous and a wise leader and strives to do the right thing among civilized humans, often at some cost to himself. His ape mother, Kala, is loving and devoted. Most humans, civilized and uncivilized, behave in foolish or evil ways; Jane tries to take care of her absentminded father in often dire situations, and a French soldier proves a true friend. Author Burroughs positions Tarzan as a mix of noble savage and born aristocrat, with values modern-day readers may find puzzling:

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Burroughs was a successful science-fiction author before he took up the Tarzan series, which came under fire for an Africa that's more wild imagination than scientific accuracy. But most shocking to modern readers -- and perhaps good discussion fodder -- are the story's startlingly outmoded stereotypes, particularly racial ones: Tarzan's innate nobility is attributed to his aristocratic ancestors, while his foes are a tribe of ignorant, vicious cannibals with rings in their noses, and Esmeralda, Jane's obese "Negress" servant, is part Aunt Jemima and part Stepin Fetchit.

Strong messages about trying to do the right thing and live up to your (often conflicting) responsibilities; being a wise leader; improving yourself for the sake of one you love and sacrificing yourself for your loved one's welfare; displaying courage and quick thinking in defense of your loved ones.

Tarzan is courageous and a wise leader and strives to do the right thing among civilized humans, often at some cost to himself. His ape mother, Kala, is loving and devoted. Most humans, civilized and uncivilized, behave in foolish or evil ways; Jane tries to take care of her absentminded father in often dire situations, and a French soldier proves a true friend. Author Burroughs positions Tarzan as a mix of noble savage and born aristocrat, with values modern-day readers may find puzzling:

Burroughs was a successful science-fiction author before he took up the Tarzan series, which came under fire for an Africa that's more wild imagination than scientific accuracy. But most shocking to modern readers -- and perhaps good discussion fodder -- are the story's startlingly outmoded stereotypes, particularly racial ones: Tarzan's innate nobility is attributed to his aristocratic ancestors, while his foes are a tribe of ignorant, vicious cannibals with rings in their noses, and Esmeralda, Jane's obese "Negress" servant, is part Aunt Jemima and part Stepin Fetchit.

Strong messages about trying to do the right thing and live up to your (often conflicting) responsibilities; being a wise leader; improving yourself for the sake of one you love and sacrificing yourself for your loved one's welfare; displaying courage and quick thinking in defense of your loved ones.

Tarzan is courageous and a wise leader and strives to do the right thing among civilized humans, often at some cost to himself. His ape mother, Kala, is loving and devoted. Most humans, civilized and uncivilized, behave in foolish or evil ways; Jane tries to take care of her absentminded father in often dire situations, and a French soldier proves a true friend. Author Burroughs positions Tarzan as a mix of noble savage and born aristocrat, with values modern-day readers may find puzzling:

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Burroughs was a successful science-fiction author before he took up the Tarzan series, which came under fire for an Africa that's more wild imagination than scientific accuracy. But most shocking to modern readers -- and perhaps good discussion fodder -- are the story's startlingly outmoded stereotypes, particularly racial ones: Tarzan's innate nobility is attributed to his aristocratic ancestors, while his foes are a tribe of ignorant, vicious cannibals with rings in their noses, and Esmeralda, Jane's obese "Negress" servant, is part Aunt Jemima and part Stepin Fetchit.

Strong messages about trying to do the right thing and live up to your (often conflicting) responsibilities; being a wise leader; improving yourself for the sake of one you love and sacrificing yourself for your loved one's welfare; displaying courage and quick thinking in defense of your loved ones.

Tarzan is courageous and a wise leader and strives to do the right thing among civilized humans, often at some cost to himself. His ape mother, Kala, is loving and devoted. Most humans, civilized and uncivilized, behave in foolish or evil ways; Jane tries to take care of her absentminded father in often dire situations, and a French soldier proves a true friend. Author Burroughs positions Tarzan as a mix of noble savage and born aristocrat, with values modern-day readers may find puzzling:

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Tarzan (“ …the Apeman ”) is a fictional character, an archetypal feral child raised in the African jungles by the Mangani “ great apes ”; he later experiences civilization only to largely reject it and return to the wild as a heroic adventurer. Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan first appeared in the novel Tarzan of the Apes , and then in twenty-five sequels, three authorized books by other authors, and innumerable works in other media, authorized and not. (source: Wikipedia)

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