Consequences Of Slavery In The Novel Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Louis Zhou
Murray MacMillan
(G11) Pre-AP English Lang & Comp
May 21, 2017

Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Final Essay In the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the author described her opinion towards the slavery by managing the whole timeline with precision. She thought that the slavery was illegal and should be eradicate from the country. Without direct description of her idea, the author revealed her great ability in organizing the storyline. By portraying the vivid characters before the Civil War, the author successfully conveyed her idea to the readers and thus emphasized the evil of the slavery. The author used two characters to compare the different results of the behaviors of the slaves. Uncle Tom, portrayed as an obedient slave, was beat to death by
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At that special time, the only way the slaves could do to resist the slave owners was to escape from their masters as well as their misfortune. In the whole novel, portrayed as a courage and wise character, Eliza was the only slave who found freedom at the end. She was portrayed as a female slave who successfully escaped from Mr. Shelby immediately after knowing the decision made by Mr. Shelby who decided to sell them. After escaping from Mr. Shelby, she managed to evade from the traps of the slave owners and finally went to Canada. At the end of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the author mentioned the situation of Eliza’s family. She said that: “George and Eliza had now been five years free. George had found constant occupation in the shop of a worthy machinist (Stowe 396).” The inspiring end of Eliza and George was designed by the author to make comparison with the end of Uncle Tom. From the description of the author Stowe, the readers could find that the public attitudes towards slavery in Canada was very different compared with those in the United States: Canada did not have slavery as United States did and everyone had the right to live with human rights. With the contrast in the society structure, the author mentioned the …show more content…
When Uncle Tom first decided to stay with the master, Mr. Shelby, he stayed with other slaves in his cabin at the plantation owned by Mr. Shelby. However, when he finally died after beat, he was still in his cabin at the plantation owned by Mr. Legree. The author skillfully managed the places of the whole events: started in the cabin and ended in the cabin with different settings of the events and characters. Although Uncle Tom experienced the different environment of the slavery after he was sold by Mr. Shelby, such as the relative kind master, Mr. St. Clare and his daughter, Eva, the tragic ending of the slaves finally did not change. The author also set the coincidence with brilliant method. For example, when Uncle Tom was dying, his former master, George Shelby came to buy him from his master, Mr. Legree. Ironically, it was too late for George to come because Tom was dead after he came. When Legree said that: “after all, what a fuss, for a dead nigger (Stowe 389)”, the intuitive knowledge pushed him to response to the words of Mr. Legree with a punch. By using negative description, the author pointed out the change in the mind of the Shelby family: from treating Tom as a friend to a relative. This marked the wish of the author: with more people understood the evil of the slavery, the problem could finally be solved peacefully, although it might take generations of

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