Theme Of Slavery In Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Slavery is a big issue which is still arguing through a lot of people in the world. America is a good example of slavery because slavery was connected with American civil war and debate of slavery among house of representatives. Northerners were anti-slavery, whereas southerners were pro-slavery. Actually, south needed slaves so that they could maintain their plantation because south was based on agriculture. However, north was based on industry and manufacturing, so they didn’t need to have slaves. Some masters wanted to earn more money, so they made their slaves work hard. In this process, they hit their slaves harshly and treated them brutally. Stowe opposed slavery and he started to write ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ after the fugitive slave act …show more content…
He wanted to reveal truth of slavery by uncle tom’s cabin. Eventually, His novel became million seller and gave tremendous affection to readers. He exposes savage slavery, but also he suggests solution of this problem as love. Through Eva, Stowe is telling everything that he really wanted to say such as his viewpoint of slavery. Therefore, Eva is crucial character who discloses slavery and suggests solution in this novel.

To give more specific, obscure, and realistic examples of slavery, Stowe uses connection between Eva and other people. Therefore, revelation of slavery usually discusses through characters’ stories with Eva. In this process, Eva does significant roles to characters. For examples, St. Clare is the first person, changed by Eva. His mother was person who loved and embraced everything and he has effected by her mother. However, as he grown up, he just looked on slavery. Although he knew slavery is bad, he didn’t do something against slavery because he thinks he doesn’t have enough power. In other words, he became hypocritical person. However, for him, Eva reminds him his mother and makes him recognize reality because Eva’s pure and sacred figure moved his mind. Through Augustine, Stowe reveals indifference of
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More specifically, She reveals the truth of slavery, real life of slaves, and dehumanized treatment. Eva reveals brutality of slavery by Prue. Her former master used her to breed children to sell out at slave market. She also reveals materialism of slavery by Topsy. Furthermore, Stowe mentions affectation of slavery to next generation through Henrique and Alfred. Henrique hits his servant, Dodo, because he thinks Dodo didn’t cleanse his horse and his father, Alfred, gives him up, long ago(p.304). Stowe thinks slavery is not a limited problem to current generation, but also crucial to their next generation. As Stowe implied, Stowe suggests solution of slavery as ‘love’ through Eva. Eva uses a lot of words related with love, joy, and peace(p.337). Actually, this is not a enough evidence to support Stowe’s idea. However, There are some obvious clues which can support his idea. In chapter 23, Dodo thinks “one had given him money; and one had given him what he wanted for more-a kind work, kindly spoken.(p.304)” Henrique represents normal slaves, suffered by violence and He show us that love can change them. More comprehensively, Master George’s behavior also show us that love is a solution of slavery. After he lost Tom, he came back to home and released all slaves in his house as free man. However, his servants wanted to stay with him because they wants it sincerely.

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