Uncle Tom 's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Essay

1390 Words Nov 18th, 2016 6 Pages
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 century because of Harriet 's eternal battle with faith, and how it deters from its times societal norms.
Harriet grew up learning a vast majority of her information from her father. He was knowledgeable with philosophy, theology,and writing. He was a “exuberant, vivid man” (Beecher). While she looked up to her dad, she had a lifelong struggle with the faith that her father has taught her. Harriet’s father taught the puritan religion. He believed that faith could only be taught, and not naturally obtained through divine grace. Harriet had a lifelong struggle determining her relationship with God. Harriet continuously searched for a loving God as she struggled with the doctrine of predestination, so her feelings for God often changed.…

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