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

Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
A look at Harriet Beecher Stowe's use of the common mid-19th century gender ideology of the separate spheres to advocate the eradication of slavery and the empowerment of women in "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
# 67766 | 1,476 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jul 17, 2006 in English (Analysis) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper explains how Harriet Beecher Stowe, in her famous novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" uses domestic ideology to advance female values to suggest that even if slavery may be sound business, it is an evil form of morality-and women are the espousers and keepers of Christian morality.

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"It might also be contended that the mother of little Eva is hardly a shining moral example of feminine moral values and strength. In the case of Eva's parents, it almost seems as if Stowe suggests that the more 'female' of the two is the father, because of the core of his nature-it is he who loves the child more than the mother, like a good woman. Also, Eva almost assumes a role of 'motherhood' in the absence of a good mother, despite her early years and death. She does not even appear like a child. "Her form was the perfection of childish beauty, without its usual chubbiness and squareness of outline...Always dressed in white, she seemed to move like a shadow... fairy footsteps...glided, and that visionary golden head, with its deep blue eyes, fleeted along." (Chapter 14, http://www.online-literature.com/stowe/uncletom/14/) This domestic reversal of the heart of the woman in the man, and the hard-edged (though supposedly physically suffering) woman does not sustain the girl's life, however. Also, when the saintly Eva dies, her father is stricken to his core and cannot fight back-and the 'bad mother,' his real wife, allows Tom to be sold. "

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