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Racial Hatred And Prejudice In Ophelia

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In the novel Ophelia really embraced what Stowe considered to be a Northern issue; the white man that goes against slavery on a hypothetical level feels racial hatred and prejudice in the presence of a slave. Ophelia despises slavery, however she finds obligated to blacks, against whom she has a deep hatred against, because she does not want them to touch her. Stowe stresses that quite a bit of Ophelia's racial hatred stems from lack of awareness as opposed to from real experience-based hatred. Since Ophelia has invested her own time in the company of slaves, she finds them as an outsider to her. As the story progresses along Ophelia’s character seems to be one of the only characters who develops in the novel because she decided to adopt Topsy
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