Approaches to Slavery in "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
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This paper compares and contrasts the reactions to slavery of Uncle Tom and George Harris in Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin". The approach adopted by Uncle Tom is compared to the worldview of Martin Luther King, Jr. in "A Letter From Birmingham Jail," while Harris' more oppositional approach is compared to the worldview expressed by Malcolm X in his speech "The Ballot or the Bullet."
From the Paper:"Two characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" reflect different philosophies and strategies toward the injustice of slavery. Uncle Tom is a pious Christian who acts in a Christian manner to persuade others to follow his moral example through Christ. George Harris is an educated man who believes in a more oppositional approach fighting for individual rights. These two responses roughly parallel the two approaches adopted by Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X during the fight for Civil Rights. King's moral stance..."
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