Treatment Of Women In Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe

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In Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Slaves were living their lives through suffrage no matter who their master was. Women were used to show they had moral power to direct their husbands or sons towards the right path. She also includes her viewpoint of christianity and how religion can be used to abolish slavery. Slaves with a kindest of Masters suffered too, Shelby and St. Clare both treat their slaves in the best well and just ways. One struggles financially the other loses a daughter causing hardship to their slaves. Shelby treats his slaves as decently as possible, while struggling financially and has to pay it off by selling Tom, who is sent off to later end up on the Legree plantation to live a hard life. Tom is really the only slave affected by Shelby's decision immensely. St. …show more content…
Even though black women were really nothing in her time, Stowe uses these women to show that they were something important. She describes them as being capable even when faced with the most difficult obstacles in a slaves life. The most obvious examples of this would be Eliza's life story. She shows the power she has to endure all that she's been through, Eliza is used to show that enslaved women are capable to fight for freedom no matter what it takes as long as she meets her goal.
Likewise, White woman guided their husbands to know the evils of slavery. The reader sees countless illustrations of mothers and wives who try to find Reclamation for their morally lesser husbands and Sons. Mrs. Bird tells her husband “they were talking of some law, but I didn't think any Christian legislature would pass it” (67). As she continuously is saying that a Christian should not agree with a law forbidding to help the slaves, Mr. Bird is pressured in a way to think about what he has done, later in the chapter he goes on to help Eliza cross over to a friend's Plantation to go to

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