Uncle Tom's Cabin Summary Essay

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novel with kitchen imagery, suggesting that this will remain an important symbol throughout the novel. She introduces the work with a look at two men who have been severely influenced by slavery. Being raised in a society where slavery was an everyday occurrence, the two men accept and support it, as described in the following scene:
Stowe presents a group of benevolent slave owners who treat their servants with gentleness and humanity, providing them a stable life on the plantation without inflicting cruel punishments or separating children from parents or husbands from wives in slave trades. Mr. and Mrs. Shelby value their slaves as faithful employees who deserve respect, civility, and kindness. However, Mr. Shelby, despite the moral arguments
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The novel gives the readers a different point of view on the institution of slavery, explaining economic and political causes and consequences of it. It also helped Americans decide what kind of country they wanted to live in. Moreover, Uncle Tom’s Cabin helped women decide what kind of life they wanted to live. It is because of this book that, from the moment of its publication, feminist movements become more powerful and popular. Stowe was inspired by American women and mothers to write the novel and its success went hand in hand with domesticity and familial conventions. Moreover, the novel helped promote the power of women in society and some readers even felt identified with the…show more content…
In the north, it helped widen the circle of abolitionists from just the extremists, as they were thought of then. Her novel helped open peoples’ eyes to the problems and inhumanities of slavery. Although some of the more extreme abolitionists said her novel was to compassionate toward southern slave owners, there was a reason she wrote it that way. She hoped, by not demonizing all of the slave holders in the novel, she would make an impact on the ideals of people in the south. That is also the reason she had some of the southern characters openly reject slavery in the
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