A Brief Summary Of Uncle Tom's Cabin

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My book project and drawing is about Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It follows Uncle Tom, a slave in 1850s U.S., who is sold by his master, George Shelby, because of debts. Uncle Tom is drawn in my book project. He is forced to leave his wife, Aunt Chloe, and his three children, Polly, Mose, and Pete. He is separated from them for almost five years, “‘The poor chil’en, and the baby!,’” (Stowe, pg. 480, 852) which is said by Tom near the end of the novel. The story follows him being sold from owner to owner and what he experiences and who he meets in this time. There is also Eliza, whose son was to be sold with Tom. However, she runs and escapes with her son, “Tell him I’m going to try and find Canada,” (Stowe, pg. 46, 1852) and …show more content…
He is very different compared to St. Clare, shown when he says, “‘I don’t go for saving niggers. Use up, and buy more, it’s my way,’” (Stowe, pg. 391, 1852) and is instead quite cruel, and whips his slaves. Legree and his whip are one of my pictures drawn. The story is continued, telling what occurs after the main events of the novel to some of the characters. To conclude, the central idea of Uncle Tom’s Cabin is Uncle Tom’s journey as a slave, the people he meets in this time, and the effects of slavery in his life.

Theme:
The theme of the book is that every life is equal and should be treated as such, even if a slave. There are many discussions of slavery in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, because in 1852, when the book was published, slavery was a very important topic in the United States. One example of the theme is when Stowe directly talks to the audience and states, “If it were your Harry, mother, or your Willie, that were going to be torn from you by a brutal trader,” (Stowe, pg. 58, 1852) which is trying to show the reader the horrors of slavery, and make them imagine being in the character’s position. This same technique is used when, “You are but a woman, and in life’s great straits and mighty griefs, ye feel but one sorrow!” (Stowe, pg. 46, 1852) which is to show the reader that

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