Propaganda In Uncle Tom's Cabin

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"Uncle Tom 's Cabin" was abolitionist propaganda, but it was also a brilliant novel that intertwined the stories of a host of memorable characters: the long-suffering slave Uncle Tom, the sadistic overseer Simon Legree, the defiant fugitive George Harris, the antic slave girl Topsy, the conscience-stricken slave owner Augustine St. Clare, and a teeming cast of abolitionists, Southerners and African-Americans. By presenting an array of emotive story lines—e.g., the bonding of Uncle Tom with St. Clare 's saintly daughter Eva, Tom 's fatal persecution at a Louisiana plantation, and the dramatic flight of the Harris family to freedom in the North—the author Harriet Beecher Stowe rendered American slavery as a soul-destroying system of grinding injustice and, for the first time in American literature, depicted slaves as complex, heroic and emotionally nuanced individuals.
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The book is a good read and I liked it. I learnt so much more yjan just slavery. Author depicted several other aspects of how the modern world has turned out to be. Some of the cultres are still embedded in our society today.
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Reynold 's celebration of the novel 's cultural importance also comes with an undaunted lionizing of Stowe. Although she was viewed by many, including Frederick Douglass, as benefactor, Reynold 's treatment of Stowe 's relationship to African Americans could be more complex; he might have cited the fact that, for example, Stowe
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