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Emily Ryan English 2020 Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (964-82). 11/7/07 1. Find a passage in your reading where Stowe seems to be speaking directly to you. How does this passage reveal her rhetorical purpose? (Remember: consider both her audience and her desired outcome.) Stowe seems to be speaking directly to the audience on page 973. She talks directly to the reader as if the reader were a man or a woman. This way, she gets both sexes to understand her point. She intends, with this text, to draw sympathy for Eliza and her plight. She intends for this book to be read by white people who don’t understand why a slave so distraught over being sold. She is trying to show the similar emotions in slaves and their white owners. 2. Where, like Eastman Johnson’s text, does Stowe’s text question the stable meanings we try to attach to words like “black” and “white”? Note, for example, when “black” means “white” or when “white” means “black.” When Eliza was running away from the trader she said that people wouldn’t be
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENGL 2010 taught by Professor Bradley during the Fall '07 term at Middle Tennessee State University.

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