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Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Oct 05, 2011

it was amazing

** spoiler alert ** Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriot Beecher Stowe was set in the 1850's in the deep south. This book is about the trials of a slave man named Tom. Tom was a good hearted pios man, with an honest nature and loving heart he was not often tempted to stray in any way from his faith in the lord. Tom was born on a small farm in kentucky he was well liked by the entire town and adored by his master; Master Shelby. Shelby was a kind man and he would not liked to have sold anyone, but he had to. It was either Tom or the farm. Tom who had lived on that farm 40+ years,;who had a wife and a family , who ran that farm and all of it's business could not understand his mistake. Tom and Haley left on a boat to the deep south. On the boat Tom was allowed to wonder around. He met a little girl of about 5 years old who he befriend. The little girl was like a little angel to him so perfect and sweet. The girl named Eva convinced her father a witty young man to buy him. St. Clare ,the name of his new master, lived in a beatiful house in New Orleans. He had no rules and gave his slaves whatever they wanted. Tom was in awe of his new home. He was Eva's personal attendent,they were inseperable. Tom spent a couple of years with his new master and in that time he tried to convert St.Clare to a christan man. When little Eva got sick and died, St. Clare fell into a . Eva meant everything to him. It broke poor Tom's heart to see him this way. St. Clare promised Tom his freedom but couldn't stand the thought of giving him up. St. Clare was murdered before Tom got his freedom. Tom along with the rest of St. clare's slaves were to be sold. Tom was sent to a slave warehouse where he would stay before auctioned off. At the auction Tom was sold to a brutal unkind man by the name of Simon Legree. Simon owned a plantation somewhere along the Red River.At this plantation Tom was teated worse then ever before. He worked for sun up till sun down. He was given little to eat and what he ahd he gave to those weaker than him. In the feild he helped the women pick there cotton. Tom was beaten ruthlessly by these two slaves. they were just as brutal creul as there master. they were trying to beat the good out of Tom. But he endured his suffering in silence. When he was alone he prayed to be delievered. To take his mind off of the pain he thought;of an little kentucky farm from long ago. He thought of his wife and the wolly heads of his children, of little Eva, and kind, cynical Master St. clare. Sambo,the mean slave, beat Tom half to death one last time ,before he came to christ. By that time it was to late, Tom was dying. He repented of his sins and made Tom as comfortable as he could. Tom never got to see his wife again. But his original master's son, Master George, had spent years tracking down Tom in hopes to redeem him. George saw Tom and got to say goodbye. Tom through the end still held his faith and didn't forsake his humanity. Throughout the book Harriet Stowe had a strong anti-slavery theme. she said " No matter how you look at it slavery, to it's essence is wrong. For even if a slave has a kind master, his master could die, turn bitter, or come into debt and use his salves as a payment which the law gives him the right to do." I absolutely Loved this book. I thought it was amazing and I would recommend it to everyone .
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Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Of course, in a novel, people’s hearts break, and they die, and that is the end of it; and in a story this is very convenient. But in real life we do not die when all that makes life bright dies to us. There is a most busy and important round of eating, drinking, dressing, walking, visiting, buying, selling, talking, reading, and all that makes up what is commonly called living, yet to be gone through…”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe
“It was the first time that ever George had sat down on equal terms at any white man's table; and he sat down, at first, with some constraint, and awkwardness; but they all exhaled and went off like fog, in the genial morning rays of this simple overflowing kindness.

This indeed, was a home, - home, -a word that George had never yet known a meaning for; and a belief in God, and trust in His providence, began to encircle his heart, as, with a golden cloud of protection and confidence, dark, misanthropic, pining, atheistic doubts, and fierce despair, melted away before the light of a living Gospel, breathed in living faces, preached by a thousand unconscious acts of love and good-will, which, like the cup of cold water given in the name of a disciple, shall never lose their reward.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin
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Harriet Beecher Stowe
“What's your hurry?"
Because now is the only time there ever is to do a thing in," said Miss Ophelia.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe
“For, so inconsistent is human nature, especially in the ideal, that not to undertake a thing at all seems better than to undertake and come short.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Religion! Is what you hear at church religion? Is that which can bend and turn, and descend and ascend, to fit every crooked phase of selfish, worldly society, religion? Is that religion which is less scrupulous, less generous, less just, less considerate for man, than even my own ungodly, worldly, blinded nature? No! When I look for religion, I must look for something above me, and not something beneath.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Treat 'em like dogs, and you'll have dogs' works and dogs' actions. Treat 'em like men, and you'll have men's works.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Talk of the abuses of slavery! Humbug! The thing itself is the essence of all abuse!”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Scenes of blood and cruelty are shocking to our ear and heart. What man has nerve to do, man has not nerve to hear.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe
“For how imperiously, how coolly, in disregard of all one’s feelings, does the hard, cold, uninteresting course of daily realities move on! Still we must eat, and drink, and sleep, and wake again, - still bargain, buy, sell, ask and answer questions, - pursue, in short, a thousand shadows, though all interest in them be over; the cold, mechanical habit of living remaining, after all vital interest in it has fled.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

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message 1: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie tom was sold to a man in where? and how did you underline the title?

Sierra Bonnie wrote: "tom was sold to a man in where? and how did you underline the title?" he was sold to alot of men u should have finnished the book and look on the side where it says all the slashes and stuff and look it says to put somthing

message 3: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth this is how you underline, Miss Bonnie Joe: test (you do then u do and in between, without spaces between the two u things, you put what you wanna say

message 4: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth ok... you do (u) (replace the ( with a < ) and then you put what you want to say without putting a space between (u) and the first word, then you type the last word and, without putting a space, you put (/u) (replace the ('s with <'s)

Sierra that is confusing

message 6: by Holly (new)

Holly Boykin I agree with sierra.

Sierra haha

message 8: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth not reallyy

message 9: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie whAT?

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