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Uncle Toms Cabin Essay

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin By: Harriet Beecher Stowe       Throughout the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin the setting changes.It starts out in Kentucky.Tom is later sold to New Orleans and then to a plantation up the Red River.At each new place Tom goes his faith in God is put to the test,but Tom stays pious and refuses to turn away from God.In Kentucky Tom is owned by Andy Shelby,a kindly master,who has fallen in to debt and is forced to sell his slaves.Tom is sold to a slave trader named Haley.He ends up in New Orleans in the possession of a romantic and flighty man by the name of St.Clare. After the unfortunate death of St.Clare and his daughter Tom is sold to a wicked plantation owner,Simon Legree,up the Red River.…show more content…
On the boat Tom befriends an angelic little girl named Eva and when the girl falls overboard Tom saves her. He is then purchased by St.Clare,the Eva’s father.St.Clare is married to an awful woman named Marie ,His cousin Miss. Ophelia ,an honest and incredibly independent woman,lives with them to help care for Eva.Tom’s new home ,with the St.Clares, is in Louisiana where he is given the formal job of horse diver.       Eliza,Harry and George leave the Quakers and are soon confronted by Loker and his gang but they manage to once again evade them.George proclaims to them that he will stop at nothing and will become a free man.At his new home Tom is given the responsibility of keeping his masters books.Also he is spreading his good word by trying to reform his new master,who we learn feels he isn’t cut out for slavery.Little Eva demonstrates the power of love when she helps Tom write a letter to his family with whom he is still in close contact. St.Clare and his brother have a heated discussion about slavery while Eva asks her cousin to try to love his slave.       Eva takes ill and soon dies but before she goes she asks her father to free Tom and he promises to do so. After Eva’s death Tom prays for her father.St.Clare signs off one of his slaves to Miss.Ophelia ,then before he he can free Tom, St.Clare is stabbed in a cafe and
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