PenIsMightierThanTheSword

PenIsMightierThanTheSword - 1 Zain Abbasi Ms. Zaide Francis...

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Zain Abbasi Ms. Zaide Francis English 1 13 January, 2008 The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: Affect of Uncle Tom’s Cabin on Slavery A wise man once said “The pen is mightier than the sword” (Lytton 34). This saying is true in so many ways. A person can be educated to believe right but cannot be tortured into believing right. That is what the saying means. If one tells a person to do something right and explains why, then that person will understand. Violence is never the answer for anything. The adage “The pen is mightier than the sword” is proven by Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin . This book was published on March 20 th 1852. Stowe was inspired partly by the autobiography of Josiah Henson. The rest inspiration came from what she believed in. She believed in ending slavery. This book made the issue of slavery change from Political issue to a Personal issue. It had various effects on slavery, some good and some bad. This book was also a major contributor to the American Civil War. Many people say that this was a lighter for the war’s fire.
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This note was uploaded on 08/04/2009 for the course ENGLISH 1 taught by Professor Zaidefrancis during the Spring '09 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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