Uncle Tom's Cabin Book Report

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin
The novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This novel was published by Michael J. Fine, published in the year 1852 and consists of a total number of 442 pages. The book of Uncle Tom’s Cabin was inspired by the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. It talks about how slavery was back in the day, how slaves were sold from one master to another, how their masters treated them, being separated from their loved ones, and what slaves had to do in order to get their freedom. The author’s inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the Fugitive Slave Act. There are some main themes that the author talks about; slavery, violence, and religion. Slavery is one of the main themes of the book that Stowe talks about in this novel. Stowe wanted to illustrate that slavery is evil and inhumanity. This novel doesn’t just illustrate the suffering and misery of the slaves, but also the way slavery harms everyone involved in it. Slavery being not only highly unethical; it is portrayed as unviable in economic, social and political terms too. Another theme in this novel is the violence which is noted in this novel. It shows that slavery is a brutal institution where slaves were whipped, beaten, abused, starved, worked to death, and murdered. One of the other themes in this novel is the religion. Stowe was a committed Christian who had believed that religious faith was a major factor in the abolition slavery. Throughout the novel many of the characters talk about their belief in god and how he will help them and how god will be with them every step of the way. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the first American novel to sell more than a million copies and no book except the bible had ever been sold so well. It is a great novel and has made me realize how difficult times were back then for slaves and what they were put through. The narrator of this story is sometimes omniscient. It takes place in Kentucky around the early 1850s....
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