Harriet Beecher Stowe Essay

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Harriet Beecher Stowe






Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, was born in Litchfield,
Connecticut in the year of 1811. She was a housewife of six, and wrote articles for
magazines for a living. Stowe's sister, Isabella Jones Beecher, was furious from the
passing of the Fugitive Slave Law, passed as part of the Compromise of 1850. The law
required all Northerners to return runaway slaves to their Southern owners. The result of
the anger of the two sisters resulted in the production of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

When reading the book, it is quite obvious to an observant reader that the book was
written by a nineteenth century woman during the nineteenth century. The opening scene of
the book, where Mr. Shelby talks to Haley about Tom, is a reference to Harriet Beecher
herself. She is trying to portray that all themes in this book about the evils of slavery
are unfortunately true. There were some bright points besides the evils of slavery. Stowe
mentioned that slavery in Kentucky was not so badly-off. This, however, angered
abolitionists. Even though, there were still many fears to worry about.

Another point is that Stowe makes Eliza and George, the parents of little Harry, light
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