Cruelty of Slavery Exposed in Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is a unique historical fiction novel which portrays life during the American Civil War. In this story, Harriet Beecher Stowe tells the tale of Uncle Tom, along with several other slaves, and their journey through the wretchedness of slavery. She combines ethics, redemption, religion, and prejudice and presents her readers with an immensely powerful book that gives off an awe-inspiring impact.

Throughout the novel, Harriet Beecher Stowe touches the reader’s heart through lifelike characters and emotions. Due to Mrs. Stowe’s articulate ability to create a realistic image in her readers’ minds, I was left with a multitude variety of sentiment while reading the book. From joy to sadness, acceptance to disgust, fear to anger; each mood ran to every inch of my body. For example, I was disgusted and shocked by how slaves were considered no more than a mere piece of object. They were sold and bought like they have no value. Families, such as Eliza’s, Cassy's, Emmeline's, etc., were torn apart and there was nothing they could do about it.

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