The Power of the Story

March 20th, 1852 was an important day for the United States of America. Harriet Beecher Stowe finally published her much debated story, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, on this exact date. Recent stringent changes in fugitive slave laws had inspired the creation of this anti-slavery novel. The author described the story as a series of sketches depicting … Read more

Uncle Tom – The hero of the novel

Uncle Tom – The hero of the novel, a faithful and very intelligent slave. On the Shelby estate he serves as a kind of a spiritual father to the slaves. He does not run away when he learns he will be sold away from his wife and children. He is bold in his convictions, even … Read more

The Effect of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Seldom does a one work of literature change a society or start it down the road to cataclysmic conflict. One such catalytic work is Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852). It is considered by many, one the most influential American works of fiction ever published. Uncle Tom’s Cabin sold more copies than any other … Read more

Uncle Tom’s Faith

In the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom, the main character, possesses a trait that sanctifies him from the rest of the characters. Uncle Tom’s faith is his source of strength throughout the novel. This is portrayed socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Uncle Tom relies solely on his faith in God … Read more