Slavery In Uncle Tom's Cabin, By Harriet Beecher Stowe

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In her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the author Harriet Beecher Stowe accurately showed her readership her reasoning for advocating for the abolition of slavery by illustrating the heartlessness of slaveowners, the immorality of slavery under Christianity, and the wrongful stereotyping of slaves in this time period.
Stowe showed her readers a more intimate view on how horribly slaves were treated by illustrating how rude and absolutley heartless slaveowners could be. In this time period, even some of those who were for abolition of slavery were unable to grasp the magnitude of what slaves went through every day, so it was important for Stowe to write this out in her novel to sort of be a wake-up call for those who were on the fence about abolition.
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To further this argument, she showed the true nature of slaveowners: one of being cruel and fake. A shining example of this is Marie; from the first mention of her, she’s shown as being an angry and bitter person (ch.15). By being one of the first to show the ture nature of slaveowners, Stowe made a strong argument for abolition which aided in influencing the opinions of many Americans. In the time period of the novel, the general consensus of the public was that slaveowners were maternal/paternal figures. One of the greatest misconceptions about slavery in this time was that it was practically consensual, however, this is simply not the case. Stowe strengthened her argument by outlining the compassionate and caring dispositions of slaves. To remain so good-natured even when faced with endless adversity in life is a sign of true strength, and allowed readers to reconsider their opinion on the abolishment of slavery. One of the most pure examples of a good-natured person in the novel is the title character: Uncle Tom himself. He always held tight to his own morals, had endless kindness to give, and maintained a solid faith (ch.41). He even took undeserved punishment just to prevent another slave from having to go through that pain (ch.33). It can be easily said that Tom is the most morally sound character in the

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