Sexism In Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Harriet Beecher Stowe covered many topics throughout her book "Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly". Stowe's purpose of this book was to provide readers with an insight into the atrocities of slavery and the kindness of owners of the time. She argues this through a few lines of effort, women's role during this time period, and religion being twisted and bent to the whim of the states to beautify slavery ultimately portraying how evil slavery truly was.
Evil can be many elements, however Stowe displays a facet of it as sexism and breaking of family. The opening conversation starts with Mr. Haley saying he will only accept payment if he gives him Harry as part of the deal. Unable to refuse Mr. Shelby shattered to the very core of his being in which Mr. Haley gives him advice on how to do it stating that even he is not fond of the business but that this is what God wanted. This happens not only once but twice and is described by minor characters in the future. She depicts the manner in such a way that any parent would understand why these …show more content…

Her generation that while the characters are fictional there were individuals like St. Clare and Shelby in real life that shook the constraints of skin color and treated them as people. That just because their skin was black didn't mean that they were any different than a white person, they could think, they could feel, and most importantly they could believe. That it would get everyone to think about slavery and what it meant for all parties involved and it did ultimately selling over 300,000 copies in the U.S. and 1 million in Great Britain and being claimed to have aided in the repeal of slavery. For our generation, this book allows us to see into the mindset of the country as individuals like Stowe get drowned out in the sea of slave owners and we can tend to forget that there were kind

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