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Notes for Uncle Tom's Cabin

Notes for Uncle Tom's Cabin - -Christianity...

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-Christianity, significance? -Separation of child from mother -Separation between Eliza and George (husband) o Protective of Harry (son) o Lost two children George’s master takes him back o Demonstration of power over slaves o Unwillingness to allow success P.15 “…and who made him my master?” o “I’m a better man than he is.” o Knows more about business, reading, writing etc. Stowe’s humane portrayal underlines their intelligent nature and capacity to adapt to new social barriers, i.e. learning when it is forbidden for them o Abuse at hands of “Mas’r Tom” The lack of humanity within slavers “I always thought that I must obey my master and mistress, or I couldn’t be a Christian” o By appealing to a higher power- in this case God- whites use religion to dictate the moral values of slaves and control them o “I a’nt Christian like you” Religion divides slaves into being “good” or “bad” by “having faith
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