The first layer is the story itself, perhaps the one most often followed by the child in a summer vacation. This later is represented by the places in which Uncle Tom, a black, gentle and very faithful slave from Kentucky gets, by the parade of colorful, very talkative and always well-defined characters and their words and emotions, because all the people in the novel, white or black, are always ready to express themselves. The second layer is the one of the thoughts, speeches and diatribes against slavery and its foundations. The tone is often very sentimental and naïve. Only an insensitive reader would make a stylistic literary dissection on such a text and would label as embarrassing the narrator’s direct addressing to some potentially mother- readers. If the swirling...
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