The Novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin Written By Harriet Beecher Stowe

556 words - 2 pages

The novel Uncle Tom's Cabin written by Harriet Beecher Stowe is very fascinating in a sense that it not only reflects a significant period of time in North American history, but it also applies today since racism has not completely disappeared from our society. The fact that Stowe was able to write such a controversial novel at that time is very astonishing. Also, because of context of the novel, it attracts readers from all different backgrounds and gives them a better understand of what it was like to be a black person ["negro", as referred to in the novel] during the 18th century in the United States. Some of the hardships that Stowe describes that black people had to go include: lack of respect, feelings of helplessness, and lack of choice.To begin with, Stowe illustrates in her novel that since blacks were treated like slaves, they received absolutely no respect. Not only that, but they were treated worse than animals, they were sold, traded, loaned, basically treated like assets rather than human beings. After reading this novel, at first, I refused to believe that anything of this sort could ever take place. But then I soon realized that I myself have seen it happen, maybe not to the same extent to what is being described in the novel.Next, one of the themes in this novel is helplessness. It can be clearly seen when not only the slaves, but also their children are sold off to other slave-traders and all the parents can do is watch. They cannot protest, neither complain, fearing that it might result in more hardships for...

Find Another Essay On The novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin written by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

1958 words - 8 pages the public opinion of forced servitude which ultimately had a significant effect on the already sectionalist nation. Although most southern slave owners disagreed with her opinion, Harriet Beecher Stowe accurately represented the practice of slavery in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Known by Abraham Lincoln as “the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war”, Harriet Elizabeth Beecher was born on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

1670 words - 7 pages Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe      In the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom, the main character, possesses a trait that sanctifies him from the rest of the characters. Uncle Tom's faith is his source of strength throughout the novel. This is portrayed socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Uncle Tom relies solely on his faith in God to assist him in all the trials, tribulations, and

Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

1048 words - 4 pages I read Uncle tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. A slave named tom gets sold to a man named Mr. Shelby, but not long after he was put on a slave boat. On the boat to the slave market, Tom meets a kind little white girl named Eva. When Eva falls into the river, Tom dives in to save her, and her father, Augustine St. Clare, buys him. After Tom has lived with the St. Clare's for two years, Eva grew very sick. She slowly dies and St. Clare

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher-Stowe

676 words - 3 pages Discuss the role of Eva in the novel. In what ways does she contribute to the novel's larger messages?Death - how is it possible for such a minute word to affect millions of people on a daily basis? Whether written in a book or personally experienced, death is always representative of something unexpressed in life. For every individual death, there may be a variety of interpretations, but the same must be said of every individual life. Harriet

Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

1551 words - 6 pages mischievous ways. The power of Eva's love is also shown in the transformation of her cousins mistreated slave, Dodo. "Eva wins her gratitude by kind words and a tender smile."(Brown 1334) The kindness that Eva shows to all people including slaves shows the ability of transformation through the power of love. Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin to show the people in the nation the evils of slavery. Stowe's novel shows that religion needs to be united with the

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe

877 words - 4 pages Many people believe that a novel has a direct and powerful influence on American history. One such novel was written by a woman by the name of Harriet Beecher Stowe. The name of this novel is Uncle Tom's Cabin. The novel opens on the Shelby plantation somewhere in Kentucky before the Civil War. The Shelby's own numerous slaves all of whom they treat as though they are family. Unfortunately, at the opening of the book it is understood that Mr

Gender in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin

4423 words - 18 pages Gender in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe achieved what is, clearly, her greatest notoriety for writing the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin between 1851 and 1852. She was radically inspired by the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act, and managed to write one of the most successful works (if not the most successful work) of abolitionist literature. It is even said that Abraham Lincoln described

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin

3257 words - 13 pages controversy in a United States that was divided-both geographically and politically-by the issue of slavery. It is impossible to Uncle Tom’s Cabin outside of historical forces that prompted Harriet Beecher Stowe to write it. The early settlers of the Thirteen Colonies were well aware of the problem that was developing for the young nation as more and more slaves were kidnapped form Africa and brought to the U.S. to supply agricultural labor for

Source Evaluation of Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

1343 words - 5 pages criterion for a good novel is Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe may well be one of the critical controversial novel of its time. Regarding Uncle Tom’s Cabin, I collected sources about the critical controversy about the novel. In my findings, there is Norton Critical Edition, A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on the novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet B. Stowe, lastly “The Little Cabin of Uncle Tom” by Egbert Oliver. I classified each

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Essay on how morality and religion are the outstanding themes in the novel

664 words - 3 pages In Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, there are many themes intertwined in the novel. These themes include religion, morality, and violence. Morality seemed to stand out as the underlying theme of the story. It shapes the characters and helps develop the book into more than just a classic story.Uncle Tom's Cabin was originally written to convince Americansthat slavery was evil. The slaves endure horror such as the separation of husbands

Feminism in Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

1027 words - 4 pages Stowe’s novel is to show that in terms of race. But at the same time Stowe shows it in terms of gender as well. By making the female characters more morally righteous than the male characters and displaying the women’s physical feats more overtly than the men’s, Stowe enables the audience to see a side of women relatively unseen in 19th century American culture. Works Cited Stowe, Harriet Beecher. "Uncle Tom’s Cabin." New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1927  

Similar Essays

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, By Harriet Beecher Stowe

1383 words - 6 pages In 1962, Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe. According to legend, he said, “So you’re the little lady who wrote the book that started this Great War” (Harriet Beecher Stowe Center). Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a controversial novel written about slavery during the 1800s, sparked many of the feelings that would eventually escalate into causing the bloodiest war America had ever seen. At the start of the novel, Mr. Shelby, a Kentucky plantation

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, By Harriet Beecher Stowe

2373 words - 9 pages “So you are the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war!” is one of the most famous quotes said by President Abraham Lincoln to Harriet Beecher Stowe regarding the Civil War and her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. But was she really an abolitionist? Uncle Tom’s Cabin brought about great social change. With harsh visions of brutal slave beatings, it is hard to not feel compassion for the slaves. Uncle Tom’s Cabin became extremely

Uncle Tom's Cabin, By Harriet Beecher Stowe 1736 Words

1736 words - 7 pages Uncle Tom’s Cabin has been explained as being a history of harmful acts towards Blacks in America for a period of a hundred and thirty years (Stowe, “Nineteenth”). 51).The book Uncle Tom’s Cabin was one of History’s favorite books (Stowe, “Nineteenth” 1). It talks about how Tom would do anything for the white man (Stowe, Uncle 1). The southerners did not give Harriet Beecher Stowe and credit for writing the book (Piacentino 1). Uncle Tom

Uncle Tom's Cabin, By Harriet Beecher Stowe 2609 Words

2609 words - 10 pages Published in 1852, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe was an answer to the passing of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 had declared that all runaway slaves that were caught were to be brought back to their masters. Stowe used the Fugitive Slave Act as “the stimulus for showing [her] white readers how slavery threatened American culture” (Robbins 534). Uncle Tom’s Cabin is an anti-slavery novel, and Stowe