Describe The Character Of Eva In Topsy's '

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Eva is the daughter of Augustine St. Clare whose full name is Evangeline, which is the angel in the Bible. In Chapter 14, when Uncle Tom first sees Eva, the author describes Eva as following: “Her form was the perfection of childish beauty, without its usual chubbiness and squareness of outline. There was about it an undulating and aerial grace, such as one might dream of for some mythic and allegorical being. Her face was remarkable less for its perfect beauty of feature than for a singular and dreamy earnestness of expression, which made the ideal start when they looked at her, and by which the dullest and most literal were impressed, without exactly knowing why.” Eva and Topsy represent the two extreme groups of the society at that time.…show more content…
When they first met, Eva showed excessive care about Topsy. Facing Eva’s attitude towards herself, Topsy could not believe it, which was reasonable for Topsy because as a black slave child, facing the sudden care towards herself, she did not have the courage to believe it. As time went by, they become friends and Eva told Topsy love and care and expressed her wish that Topsy could be a good girl. Topsy was highly moved and her iron-hard heart was finally melt. When Eva was ill, Topsy gave her carefully assorted flowers. When Eva died, Topsy cried bitterly and only wanted to go with her. Eva’s love towards Topsy even changed the attitude of Ophelia to Topsy. Although before the alternation of Topsy’s personality, Ophelia was educating Topsy. However, because of Ophelia was born with the bias towards African slaves, she even did not want Topsy to touch her. Eva’s love made Ophelia realized her bias and changed to offer true love towards Topsy, which in case, Topsy was liked and accepted by her neighbors and families. "I want to give you something that, when you look at, you shall always remember me, I'm going to give all of you a curl of my hair; and, when you look at it, think that I loved you and am gone to heaven, and that I want to see you all
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