Uncle Toms Cabin Book Report

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Uncle Toms Cabin





Uncle Tomís Cabin
By: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Throughout the book Uncle Tomís 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.


The main character in Uncle Tomís Cabin is Uncle Tom.He is a kindly, uncommonly honest and
over all a good man.Tom maintains his faith in God although it is often tested.He is an
obedient and hard working slave.He endures his fate while helping others in need escape
theirs.He befriends other slaves who want to escape in Canada.He has a wife named Aunt
Chloe who is the Shelbyís cook.She too is a very good and pious person.Who vows to buy
back Tom when he is sold and works hard to try to do so.


There is also Eliza,the Shelbyís maid and her son Harry,who she learns is being sold to
the slave trader along with Uncle Tom.She is pain stricken to think that she my be
separated from her son and asks Tom for help.


Andyís wife is against slavery and begs Andy not to sell Harry.She is pleased with Eliza and Harryís escape.
When Eilza appeals to Tom for help he advises that she along with her son run and the two
quietly slip into the night.Though Tom decides he will not do the same.Andyís wife who is
against slavery and begged Andy not to sell Harry is pleased with Eliza and Harryís
escape.


Soon after the search for Eliza and Harry begins.The slave trader,Haley,along with two
slaves track Eliza down but she narrowly escapes by jumping into a river.Haley then hires
a slave hunter named Loker to continue to track her.Eliza and Harry end up being helped by
a senator who claims to support slavery but is convinced by his wife to befriend them.


Mean while Tom starts off with the slave trader,He and Haley board a boat.At the same
time we learn that Eliza and Harry are at a Quaker settlement where they are reunited with
with Elizaís husband George. 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
Evaís 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.Tomís 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 isnít 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 Evaís death Tom prays for her father.St.Clare signs off one of
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