Uncle Tom's Slave Trade Quotes

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The American Slave Trade: Uncle Tom’s Cabin “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves” ― Abraham Lincoln, Complete Works - Volume XII. In other words, no one deserves freedom, if one person does not let someone else have it. Uncle Tom’s Cabin is an anti-slavery novel written by an American author named Harriet Beecher Stowe. The book is based on a true story which talks about Tom, who suffered from slavery, considering himself as black skinned colored. Stowe, wrote this book to describe the condition of slavery in the South, aiming to inform the people of the North about what was happing to those victims. The events throughout the story are nightmarish, as they mirror the bitterness of what those poor people had suffered…show more content…
Tom is considered to be loyal to his white master and to his friends. Tom’s name is a racial slur, and “Uncle Tom” is a catchphrase in America today, so when people call a black person “Uncle Tom” it means that they are insulting him. This term could label anyone who is submissive to his enemies and traitor to his friend’ needs. It is like having two faces; Tom’s loyalty goes to his master more than to his fellow slaves, and that is what makes him seem to be a racial stereotype in some occasions. Tom is also considered as a Christ figure. All his actions reflect Jesus as his role model, as Tom always read about in the gospels. Tom has sacrificed himself to let Emmeline and Cassy be saved, so he dies for them. Consequently, Tom is more than an ordinary character, he is portrayed as an idealized figure. Tom is known not to be a fully rounded character, which shows how Tom’s personality is easy to be figured out, and most of the readers can recognize his virtues. Therefore, he is a spiritual person, and too strong to let these harsh circumstances make him a cruel man, he believes in hope and offers help to all who need it, and he is loyal until the day he dies. By making Tom appear to be a Christ- like figure in the novel, Stowe wanted to illustrate that the black people have hearts and souls just like white people do, and that the readers will be touched with the situation and coexist with
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