Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is examined in terms of its various elements in an analysis consisting of nine pages. There are no other sources listed.
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piece, especially considering other works that were written by slaves in recounting their experiences. Her story was more subdued and very light in many ways when compared to others. However,
this subtlety offers the reader a very essential look at the realities of slavery where individuals were concerned. While it may not have the amount of rape and beatings as
other works, it is a book that provides us with many horrible realities concerning the many elements of slavery. From economics to family structures, Stowes work stands as a comprehensive
masterpiece that illuminates slavery in the United States. In the following paper we examine some of the elements of slavery as presented by Harriet Beecher Stowe in "Uncle Toms Cabin."
Treatment When reading Stowes work we see that the treatment of slaves often varied from one estate to the next. Where one master may be kind, despite his
position as a master, another of the same standing in the community would be vicious and cruel. Two examples are Arthur Shelby and Simon Legree. Arthur is a master, and
owns slaves, but is a relatively kind individual. Simon Legree is the typical cruel master who beats his slaves and works at destroying their spirits and bodies. One of
the most important economic realities involving the slaves is that which involves the selling off of slaves by Shelby to less than savory masters. He is in an economic pinch
and must sell some of his slaves, something his wife is not happy with and thus sends him off in the search to relocate his previous possessions. It did
not appear as though ones financial status determined their attitude towards slaves. Of course, in history it seems as though many of the lower economic owners were more prone to