Uncle Tom's Cabin
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The paper discusses how the novel expresses the views of the Northerners and Southerners at the time of the Civil War. Stowe's classic book is a glimpse into the mores and ideals of the North and South before the Civil War that helped create an atmosphere of misunderstanding and distrust on both sides. The paper relates that not all Northerners believed in freedom for the slaves and not all Southerners believed in oppression for the slaves. However, the two sides did differ greatly, and this book illustrates the elements that kept them apart and at least partially led to the Civil War and eventual liberation of the Southern slaves.
From the Paper:"The Southern point of view accepted slavery as a part of plantation life, and felt that owning slaves was a southern institution. They felt the slaves were less than animals and had to be treated cruelly in order make them "behave" and follow orders. Simon Legree, the evil overseer in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" epitomizes this cruelty and inhumanity toward the slaves. In the book, he is the worst example of cruelty and oppression as he treats his slaves like animals. His view is common of many Southerners, who felt slaves were property - to be worked like a dog and nothing more."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. New York: Penguin Books, 1991.
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