Uncle Tom's Cabin Literary Analysis

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin Slavery is effortlessly amongst the most barbaric, and disgusting acts humans have ever partaken on one another. During the past, America has seen times of darkness and anguish. During the period before the civil war, American’s perceived owning another individual as a correct and fair things to do, justified by the Bible. Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a real eye opener of how the period of reconstruction was so disturbing. In Uncle Tom’s cabin, the atrocities humans are capable of truly come to light. While reading this novel by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, many metaphors arise; such as, a mother’s love for her child, Uncle Tom, a man who is trying to follow his Christian morals, and lastly, the cabin itself. These characters were…show more content…
Tom, through all his struggles, still finds faith, and prays to god even in times of great despair. (Page 303) While Tom endured his trials, he still loved all god’s creatures and found forgiveness for his fellow man. Tom is selfless and passive, however he does have a slight rebellious aspect towards his owner; he feels pity toward the slaves who are trying to escape and assists them in their attempts. This is seen in Eliza and Harry’s escape, as well as Cassy and Emmelin’s escape. (Page 34) Mr. Legree, Tom’s owner toward the end of the novel, does not believe that Tom did not help with the escape of Cassy and Emmelin. Mr. Legree had Tom interrogated and Tom refused to talk. (Page 322) He then endured a beating that would be the death of him. This truly shows the selflessness of Tom, and how he would rather die than tell any information of where Cassy and Emmeline had went. He then showed mercy towards his abusers, just as Jesus had in the bible. Stowe is trying to validate the point that, if every man were as humble and religious as Tom, then slavery should be abolished. There was simply no possible way a person could be religious and keep slaves, the two obviously contradicted one another. This point is driven by the examples of Tom’s faith and the purity of Tom’s

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