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Uncle Toms Cabin Inside Harriet Beecher Stowes Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin portrays complicated relationships between Blacks and Whites in the antebellum period Her purpose of writing this novel is to point out that how destructive slavery is to African-American people and that slavery should be condemned By hearing that Christian and humane people actually recommend the remanding escaped fugitives into slavery as a duty binding on good citizens - - she could only think that these men and Christians cannot know what slavery is And from this arose a desire to exhibit it in a living dramatic reality440 Knowing the fact that Whites see Blacks as inferiors she tries to bring out good-natured characteristics of African-American people by creating some stereotypes that she thinks suitable for them such as docility and sensitiveness Despite her praiseworthy intention stereotypes that she picks have not quite persuaded readers to reconsidering Blacks as an independent and sovereign race Instead stereotypes expose her personal attitude toward Blacks She still considers them as second-rate citizens as other Whites do Not only stereotypes obscure her purpose but they also reveal herself as a racist Many stereotypes are used in this novel to create some impressions about specific races Black people Northerners or Southerners However Black stereotypes are the most mentioned throughout the story She describes as many admirable stereotypes of them as one white person could do Blacks are sensitive and impressible race287 They always show their emotions when something strikes their feelings whether positive or negative way For example Tom is astounded by the angelic look of Eva because of his soft impressible nature of his kindly race even yearning toward the simple and childlike144 or St Clares servants cry their heart out when their beloved Eva dies Moreover Blacks even tend to have a passion for all that is splendid rich and fanciful161 like when Tom is charmed by Southern architecture Harriet Beecher Stowe
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