Slavery Argumentative Analysis

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The strategy that I felt was effective was the illumination that slavery is in direct opposition of the principles of Christianity. Stowe introduces Tom, a slave, as a "good, steady, pious fellow " (B:808) . Soon after we meet Tom, the author shows us through the slave trader words that "Some folks do not believe there is pious" (B:808) slaves. Haley wishes separate Eliza and Harry. The bond of a mother and child is held in high regard in Christianity as evidenced by the reverence given to Mary, the mother of Christ. When Eliza flees, successfully evades Haley, and is ultimately saved by Quakers, we see that faith is good and the evil of slavery is thwarted. One of the most moving passages that illustrates this point is Cassy's prayer
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