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Themes Of Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin to demonstrate the evil and cruelness mankind can possess upon another, the use of a living being as properties of other living beings. Stowe conveys her message of the the evil in slavery by the slaves relations with their masters, the consequences they endure for standing up for themselves. and slaves being separated from their families. The author uses Eliza and Uncle Toms journey’s and their experiences to show how there is evil in slavery. The relation the slaves have with their masters varied thought the book but the slaves always had to be under command and attentive to what the master need, even in good conditions. Mr.Shelby is out of money and he has nothing to sell but his slaves, so…show more content…
Therefore Mr.Shelby is forced to sell Uncle Tom, who would bring the most money out of all his slaves, to Mr.Haley. Tom refuses to say anything against Mr.Shelby 's decision because he has raised him from childhood and treated him well throughout his life so he respects his master and does as commanded (Chapter X).In one instance St.Clare was drinking too much alcohol one night and St.Clare is loose with his money, meaning he leaves it out in the open. Uncle tom has had many opportunities to steal the money for his own use, but Tom is not tempted to take the money because St.Clare has been good to Tom and Tom respects his masters (Chapter XVIII). Even though Tom 's masters have treated him well there is still evil in slavery because they both are in ownership of his life and decide what happens to him. Tom again was sold to another master Mr.Legree, who didn 't like Tom from the start. He wanted Tom and the other newcomers to have no affiliation with the sense of freedom or of a better life. He wanted his way of life on the plantation to be the slaves’ church. At that moment Tom disliked his master but he still respected him, even though he beat Tom on multiple occasions and threw away…show more content…
Topsy stole a ribbon and was threatened with getting hit by the whip if she ever stole again. A huge price would be paid by a young child for such a minor mistake (Chapter XX). Another instance, Dodo talked back to Henrique concerning the dirt on his horse and Henrique whipped and beat him until Dodo was out of breath. Henrique called Dodo a dog and told him that he shall learn not to talk back when spoken to. (Chapter XXIII). For such a mere mistake the slaves had huge consequences to endure. After Eva said she loved Topsy and cared for her, Topsys attitude changed and she tried bring flowers in Eva 's room to show her love. Marie sees her doing so and strikes Topsy’s face because she was heading into Eva’s room (Chapter XXVI). Even though Topsy was trying to do something kind it was recognized as harmful towards Eva because she 's a slave, justifying the evil in slavery. Uncle Tom noticed that Cassy was struggling with her field work so he decided to help her, Legree noticed and ordered Tom to whip her for not working as hard. Uncle Tom refused to hit Cassy, therefore Legree abused Tom, but if Tom did as his master said, it would be sinning in the bible. Uncle Tom stood by the bible more than listening to Legree, went by the words of God, and refused (Chapter XXXIII). Also at Legree 's plantation, Legree offered Tom a job
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