Racism Exposed In Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe who had no idea she was unleashing a new perspective on society 's norms through her literature. Harriet herself was an ordinary mother and wife, though she made one of the most critiqued pieces of literature of all time. Abraham Lincoln was recorded saying “so this is a little woman who caused a great war!”(Impact) Uncle Tom’s Cabin went to be considered radical and socially unacceptable at its time. A Lot of her strength in this novel is due to her own life experiences and struggles with her faith, making a very intensifying book. Being so personal, Harriet’s views in the novel created a stir which made opposing views. Aside of that, Uncle Tom’s Cabin is one of the best novels of 19th …show more content…
She believed that everyone was equal, and that morals were the problem. Harriet was unconcerned with the political issues of slavery, but for her the problem was religious. Since God is all loving this means no one was deserving of being owned as property, or issued as slaves. One line where Harriet exclaims her belief is the line "I would rather not sell him," said Mr. Shelby, thoughtfully; "the fact is, sir, I 'm a humane man, and I hate to take the boy from his mother, sir." (Stowe)Mr. Haley (character) expresses the common 19th century racist belief that blacks don’t feel the same way whites do about family, freedom, or relations. According to this line of thinking, blacks don 't feel the same and less intensely than whites. Harriet disagrees with the social opinion that your race affects your ability to feel. The division of a family, black or white, will always cause internal suffering. An opinion like this comes from a lot of feeling and deep emotions. Harriet 's beliefs are clearly seen. She stands at where all people have feelings and no-one, because of their race, doesn 't have emotional feelings. This is Harriet’s universal way of equality in people, as God would do. This leans towards natural faith, and her feelings towards humanity. Harriet struggles with how her beliefs create her reality, and how natural faith is against her first original belief that her father taught. Which is …show more content…
She holds dearly her father 's teachings, but she yearned for a better understanding for God. She was avid in opening new doors to have a better understanding in things she didn 't understand. The story depicts very well how she does this, with characters being on a border line of where there stands on their beliefs, and how love promotes equality within all. Harriet makes the story very relatable in 19th century and 20th century. She uses racism as the base of the story, but family and the yearn to be deservable to walk with everyone else. This makes the story have an impact for the reader. Without Harriet 's history of trouble with her faith and belief, there couldn’t have been such a well-rounded story be written. Harriet describes feelings of going her own way to find out more about her faith, without the intent of offending anyone. Racism was so relevant to 19th century, it was such a stronghold to make a story about. Racism makes the narrator depict an opinion. Harriet didn 't make it so much about the racism and more about the belief of equality. Where Harriet stands on equality just so happens to oppose the common views of those times. Harriet had such strong beliefs because she was searching for answers and was open hearted. She crossed her own boundaries, but without such a strong yearn in her faith, a story like Uncle Tom’s Cabin could have not been written with so much impact and

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