The Theme Of Slavery In Uncle Tom's Cabin

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“Thanks be unto God, who giveth us the victory” (1 Corinthians 15:57). The novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, was a revolutionary book during 1852. This novel “helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War” (h-net.org). Slavery in the United States was not abolished until 1865 through the Thirteenth Amendment to the American Constitution. Harriet Beecher Stowe, being a white woman, felt that she could not speak out about this topic because of her status. Due to this she decided to portray her thoughts through rhetorical approaches in her books. Stowe uses religious aspects, perspectives, and symbolism to call for an end to slavery. Religion was a key factor in the issue of slavery. The Northerners looked to the Bible and saw…show more content…
The life that the slaves had to live was upsetting to Eva and she tried so hard to change the people that made their lives horrible, for example, Eva’s mother. Stowe used religion well throughout the novel, specifically in Eva and Uncle Tom, to portray her thoughts on how religion needed to step up in order for slavery to end. Stowe uses different perspectives of people who were affected by slavery and what they did to influence the abolition movement. Uncle Tom’s Cabin starts when Mr. Shelby, a plantation owner, sells two of his slaves: Uncle Tom and Henry. The book follows the perspectives of Uncle Tom and Henry’s mother, Eliza. Eliza heard of her young son’s fate and decided she needs to get him safe. During Eliza’s escape, she meets up with her husband, George Harris, who had run away a couple of days before. Both decided that their best option was to escape to Canada. A bounty man, Tom Loker, hunted Eliza and her family that led to George pushing Loker off a cliff to protect his wife and son. Eliza worried Loker would die so her and her husband rescued the man and took him to a nearby Quaker community.
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