Uncle Tom 's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Essay

1884 Words Nov 18th, 2016 8 Pages
A beautifully inspirational quote said by American Abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe shows how she felt during the times when slavery was at its highest, “It’s a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.” This could not be a better quote as to explain why she wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Living with the lowly. Claimed to have laid out the groundwork for the Civil War, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is a book about two slaves and their separate adventures through hardship and change from their favorable home. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was also called the greatest American propaganda novel ever written (Kane), because she wanted to indirectly inform and show the nation about how slaves were being treated and that people were doing nothing about it. Perhaps she wrote this book because she knew that this could be the most effective way to communicate how she felt during that time (Fuller). Throughout most of her, life she had dealt with slavery one way or another which is what also pushed her over the edge to say what she had to say. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is wonderfully written with rich history implemented and because of how Stowe had real life experiences with slavery, I think she was able to write every word with sure certainty. From the moment Harriet Beecher Stowe was born, she had been drilled with the good mindset of believing that slavery was an inhumane thing. Born in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1811, Stowe was the…

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