What Is The Theme Of Slavery In Uncle Tom's Cabin

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In Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the author is against slavery. The fact that she was very religious and grew up in a religious had a lot to do with it. She believed on helping the people, no matter the race. But, in the book she had to show both sides in order to get her point across. The author thoroughly portrays to the reader a view of what life was like for the slaves, an insight how plantation owners handled the slave system, and the different relationships between the slave masters and their slaves.
Slaves were owned by any type of social class master and then they were often sold to another master. However, Mr. Shelby and Mrs. Shelby were the exception of the rule because they treated their slaves right. They had several slaves
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Eliza was one of them. She was a pretty lady that brought over by her mistress from girlhood. She believed that God would take care of her and her family. However, her husband George Harris was the opposite. He held grudges against the masters because he suffered with the masters and the people around them. He once had a dog that followed him around and one day he decided to feed him some food. Mas’r saw that and did not like it therefore, he ordered him to tie a stone to the dog’s neck and they killed him with rocks. That destroyed George but, he was a very smart man and his master knew that. He invented a machine to clean the hemp and some people would go to see if his invention was true. That was part of the reason why Mr. Shelby did not want to get rid of George. A man named Mr. Haley had requested that Mr. Shelby sell two slaves. At first, Mr. Haley wanted Tom because he was a very hard working slave. Everyone knew that Tom was an honest, steady and loyal slave that was worth every penny. But, Mr. Shelby had a hard time with that idea because he did not want to get rid of Tom, but he did not have a choice at the end. Mr. Shelby planned to give Mr. Haley two of his slaves, Tom and Harry. Eliza was devastated and could not live without her son, therefore, she decided to ran away with …show more content…
It gives the reader a different perspective about the way slaves were treated. For the most part people learned about how most slaves were mistreated by their masters. But, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby did not do that. It was a hard decision for them and they had a bond with their slaves. The author made sure that the reader would see that in the book. The reader was able to establish a connection to the characters and it helped the reader understand what the character is feeling in that moment. However, the author followed through the main points of the book which mostly taught you about how slaves interacted with their masters. It showed how the slave system worked and what life was like for the

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