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    Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe was born on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut. She published stories, essays, textbooks, and several novels. She is best renowned for her novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. All throughout her writing career, Beecher Stowe wrote and fought for political causes. Stowe was born to Lyman and Roxanna Foote Beecher. Her father was a religious leader. Her mother died when she was a child. Stowe was one of thirteen children. Her seven brothers grew to be ministers; one became the famous leader Henry Ward Beecher. Catherine Beecher, one of Stowe’s sisters, was a teacher and author who aided in the formation of Stowe’s social views. Her sister, Isabella, became a leader in the fight for women’s rights. According to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Stowe learned how to construct an argumentative essay in her home. Stowe started her formal education at Sarah Pierce’s Academy. The academy was one of the first to encourage girls to study academic subjects rather than ornamental arts. In 1829, Stowe started off as a student at the school her sister founded: Hartford Female Seminary. Next, she became a teacher at the school, furthering her writing talents by spending hours composing essays. Harriet Stowe met her husband, Calvin Stowe, when she moved with her family to Cincinnati, Ohio at the…

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on June 14, 1811, in Litchfield, Connecticut. She was one of 13 intellectually promising children born to Lyman Beecher, a leading Congregationalist minister, and Roxana Foote Beecher. Harriet attended Sarah Pierce’s academy where she had excelled as a child. Her school was one of the earliest schools to encourage young girls to study academic subjects. In 1831, Harriet and her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, to be with her father at the Lane Theological…

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe and American Abolitionist “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that started this great little war”, said Abraham Lincoln. To some, Harriet`s book helped show the world the impact slavery had on the families and their selves. But with the political and economic arguments about slavery, Harriet Beecher Stowe`s book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” contributed to the outbreak of the war by personalizing the pain, suffering, and agony the slaves suffered. (Harriet Beecher Stowe…

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    Macy Clevenger Harriet Beecher Stowe is trying to convey the message of how morally wrong slavery is to her readers. It is mostly aimed towards people in the North, to make them understand what is going on in the South. Stowe shows the horrors of slavery by using irony, contrast, and disparity. Stowe begins the story with massive irony using two men. She talks about one man, Mr. Haley, in a cold way and explains that he is not a gentleman. However, when she describes Mr. Shelby, he is a fair…

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe is a famous abolitionist and author whose novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin had an impact on the end of slavery in the United States. She is credited with saying, "It is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done." By this quote I believe that she is saying that it is the duty of good people to stand up for people who cannot speak up for themselves. It does take tremendous courage to speak out because the act of speaking…

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    In the sermon, “Sinners In the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards and the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, both authors urge the audience to convert to Christianity. While the works were presented to two completely different audiences during separate time periods, they both succeeded in getting the same message across in their own way. To compare and contrast the method each author uses, I chose a sample of text from each. For the sermon, I chose to contrast Edwards’…

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    How does Harriet Beecher Stowe use the characters in her book to individually affect all of her readers across the demographically diverse United States to ultimately expose the fundamental wrongs of slavery? Freedom. Every human being on Earth has a deep and fundamental necessity and craving to freedom. It’s our natural right. The pursuit of freedom has spanned countless generations and goes back to the very beginnings of mankind. Humans have always fought for their freedom. Examples of this…

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    Kyarah Rogers In Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author reasonably persuades the reader to believe that slavery is a cataclysm of social order in the United States by detailing a story with distinct claims, emphasized maltreatment, and tragic death and also by directly addressing the reader. Throughout the novel, two claims, or beliefs, present themselves through disparate characters as conflicting viewpoints on slavery. One notion asserts that slavery constructs a…

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    action for all people. Knowing how powerful it can be, many authors write works that are directed at the reader’s conscience in order to start a movement against the majority. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s famous work, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, was written to show the reality of the horrors of slavery. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe was used to strike at the morals and conscience of the readers during a time when the United States…

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    In her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the author Harriet Beecher Stowe accurately showed her readership her reasoning for advocating for the abolition of slavery by illustrating the heartlessness of slaveowners, the immorality of slavery under Christianity, and the wrongful stereotyping of slaves in this time period. Stowe showed her readers a more intimate view on how horribly slaves were treated by illustrating how rude and absolutley heartless slaveowners could be. In this time period, even some…

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