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 that he can keep his land and house for his family. 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 aff...
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...urneys. On the boat heading down south, Haley sells a women 's boy, which makes her emotional because her owner told the women that the son and her were going to work as a cook down south with the father. In result, she commits suicide by jumping off the boat (Chapter XXII). Another instance where slavery is shown evil breaking up families, at a slave warehouse Susan and her daughter Emmeline who is pretty and going to be sold for sex. So Susan told her to tie her hair back to make herself look less attractive, so that she could stay with her mother. Legree recognizes her beauty and bought her making her abandon her mother even when she insisted he buy her too (Chapter XXX). Slaves being separated from their
In conclusion, Harriet Beecher Stowe conveyed her points across how their evil in slavery, human being having ownership of other human being like property.
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