Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Analytical Essay by seanied

Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
This paper discusses the antithetical Christian aspects of Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
# 60067 | 840 words | 0 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Jul 18, 2005 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (Slavery)

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This paper explains that, in "Uncle Tom's Cabin", employing the gothic genre as the epitome of evil that slavery can bring, Stowe rewards the bad Christian with a full life and the good Christian with a miserable end. The author points out that Uncle Toms die and those who ignore the Bible, like Cassy, are rewarded; The Christian laws that Stowe urges one to practice are inverted. The paper relates that, while this inversion does seem contrary to her purpose, it is the horror of this scenario that works with her main argument against slavery: Christianity and the keeping of slaves are antithetical.

From the Paper:

"Throughout his stay on Legree's plantation, Uncle Tom keeps his faith in God, and his death is the result. Singing a Methodist hymn, Tom is interrupted by his new master who declares on page 384, "I have none o' yer bawling, praying, singing niggers on my place...I'm your church now." Even when threatened for his religious beliefs, Tom doesn't abandon them, constantly turning to his bible for relief from hardship he faces. Later, after a long period of habitual suffering, Tom ponders whether, "it was vain to serve God, that God had forgotten him." In the end, such questioning makes Tom's Christian conviction even more pronounced, for it serves as a catalyst for his spiritual visions."

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