Essay On Uncle Tom's Cabin

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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…
The novel is based on a true story, which is about slavery and how slaves were treated in that time. Stowe wrote this story to let the people in the South know about the exploitation that was happening in the North. Stowe tries her best to make this story memorable and successful at the same time. She urges the readers to react to this situation and to take it into consideration. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was not considered to be a racist text in that time, but rather an awareness message to let the readers know that people are aware of prejudice. However, recently, this text has been recognized as racist due to its racist characteristics. Stowe wrote this novel using a racist language in the purpose of indicating an anti-racist message; urging humanity to cooperate with each other without discrimination to any race. Stowe illustrates three main points that illustrates racism in her language, in terms of demonstrating how those innocent people have feelings as white people do, and how trusting God can affect the slave’s faith, which at the end shows their evil side. Yet, the character Tom is considered to be an idealized figure, than a normal character and that was Stowe’s purpose to indicate that the black people have souls as white people do. In the end, Uncle Tom’s Cabin had succeeded in making the story more reliable and memorable to all
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