The Role Of Legree In A Soldier's Freedom

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In this, it is exhibited the humiliation and embarrassment many women had to go through during this time period, as Rosa is sentenced to be publicly whipped, while topless, hurting her reputation that women were supposed to uphold in the community during this time period. Legree is identified and characterized as a cruel and senseless man, as he specifically uses his harsh ways in order to develop a higher and stronger authority over his slaves. Legree helps convey to the reader the struggles slaves faced in this kind of community they were subjected to, as they were treated as meaningless creatures that were subordinate to their white masters. St. Clare describes how slavery cannot be simply put to an end by liberating all the slaves, since slavery has damaged the people and made them dependent on their masters, as they do…show more content…
Even as Tom displays an act of kindness, he is dealt with a punishment. Stowe’s characterization of Tom continues to illustrate him a good-hearted, Christian man, and even while stuck in a cruel world that is Legree’s planation, he remains a kind individual and doesn’t let his circumstances influence…show more content…
Stowe utilizes Shelby’s decision, to convey to the readers that people have the responsibility, morally and as citizens of the United States, to stop problems in their society, such as slavery. Although St. Clare believes that one man cannot change the entire system of slavery that has been established in the southern communities, Shelby disagrees, as he says he will do “what one man can,” as he believes every man has the responsibility to fight against bad circumstances to their best ability, and by doing so, they will follow their conscience and become better people. Stowe slyly denotes that if all people had the same thoughts as Shelby, slavery would no longer
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