Mr. Haley does not give up though. He then hired two slave-catchers to try and capture Eliza and Harry. Before leaving Kentucky for New Orleans with Tom, Mr. Haley then purchased more slaves. While on a ship headed for New Orleans one of these slaves commits suicide because Mr. Haley sold her infant. Some time later, Eliza's husband, George Harris, who escaped slavery when his master told him he must marry another woman and never see Eliza again, discovers of his wife's escape.
Chapters 1-5 Because his Kentucky plantation was overwhelmed by debt, George Shelby, Sr. makes plans to trade some slaves to a slave dealer named Haley in exchange for debts being canceled. The dealer selects Uncle Tom as payment for the debt. While the two are discussing the possible transaction, Eliza's son, Harry, comes rushing into the room. Haley decides he wants to take Harry also, but Shelby refuses to part with the child. Eliza, overhearing part of the conversation, is frightened and confides her fears to her husband, George Harris.
The two runaways team up and Jim explains to Huck that he ran away because he overheard Widow Douglas telling her sister that she was going to sell Jim to a plantation in New Orleans. Huck promises to not tell anyone that he ran away but is nervous about helping an escaped slave. After a big storm the river floods and Jim and Huck find a floating house and raft and decide to loot the house and take the raft. Inside the house Jim finds a dead man but decides to keep the identity of the man a secret from Huck. Huck disguises himself as a girl and goes to the mainland for information and learns that the townspeople think that Jim is hiding on Jackson Island.
It follows two main groups of people who are Tom, and then Eliza and George Harris and their son Henry (who are all black slaves). George is sold to an evil master so he runs away to the north and was soon joined by Eliza when she learns her son and Tom are to be sold because their master has debts. After a dramatic escape, they meet in a Quaker village and together they escape to Canada and eventually Africa. Tom does not run away with Eliza and Henry though, making the choice to be sold as a good slave would do. While on a boat to the slave auction, Tom rescues Eva, a pure white girl, when she falls overboard.
Being that the Shelby family respected and loved their slaves like family, Mrs. Shelby told Eliza what was going to happen and made her runaway with her baby boy. Aiding in this getaway she ga... ... middle of paper ... ...nd stay in their barn thinking that Simon would never find out, which he did not. Knowing that bad things will happen to the slaves, Uncle Tom encourages them to runaway. Saying "God helps those, who help themselves." The slaves flee and they break the damn that is holding water back from the cotton fields.
He is indebted to a slave trader by the name of Haley. The story begins with Haley giving Shelby the option of trading a couple of his slaves to pay off his debt. Haley tells Shelby that he wants Tom, Shelby's most faithful slave. Knowing he has little choice, Shelby eventually signs over Eliza's five year old son, Harry and Tom to Mr. Haley, thus settling his debts. Eliza overhears the men talking and flees the plantation with her son.
Eliza loves her son dearly and rather than lose him to the slave-trader she takes him and heads to Canada, where she can be free. Haley follows but can't catch her before she goes from Kentucky, the state of the Shelby Farm, to Ohio. Haley then sends slave-catchers after her. He also goes back to the farm, and brings Tom on a steamboat to the South, a place where slaves are known to die, but Tom meets and makes a great impression on a little girl, Evangeline St. Clare, or Eva as she is called, and she persuades her father, Augustine St. Clare to purchase Tom. Augustine is a man against slavery, but too intelligent and idle to openly oppose it, instead choosing to let his slaves run freely and do whatsoever they please, within reason.
“Never having enjoyed…her tender and watchful care, I received the tidings of [my mother’s] death with much the same emotions…of a stranger.” He feels no emotion at all over the person who brought him into the world, which can be a result of his slave life. Soon, Douglass witnesses his first whipping, when his aunt Hester is whipped until she bleeds. Meanwhile, Douglass hides, not wanting to be next. Normally, humans would feel sympathy towards others in suffering, especially family, but Douglass already has the “survival of the fittest” mentality. Soon, Douglass moves to the affluent master’s main plantation, known as the “Great House Farm.” “Being selected to do errands at the Great House Farm…was associated in their minds with greatness” (7).
He ran away because she sold him, as a result he is supposed work on a plantation, but he fled. Huck promises not to betray him and that he will go through hell to keep Jim out of slavery. Some days later Huck, disguised as a girl, sneaks in the village for getting some information. While talking with a woman, he learns that both, Jim and his father are suspected for his murder. The woman tells Huck that she thinks that a slave is hiding out on Jackson Island.
While under the rule of Master Legree, Tom sometimes doubts there is a God and his Christian beliefs. After spending a year of torture at the plantation, his old master, George Shelby, finds him in order to buy him and take him home. Each of these masters signify another stage in Tom's life. Unfortunately, Tom dies after his reunion with George shortly after he claims he died a content man. When George returns home, he tells Tom's wife what happened and sets up papers to free all of his slaves.