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Me Ideal Woman Being the only Northerner to take a focal role in Uncle Toms Cabin Miss Ophelia is a realistic adaptation of the ideal woman that Harriet Beecher Stowe proposes with the images of the other perfect women She is educated single independent ambitious and motivated by a certain sense of duty Unlike the other women in the novel she is the one with the most masculine mannerisms she relies on her thoughts rather than her emotions to make decisions about her life and political beliefs However Miss Ophelia also appears to be the audience that Stowe is partially addressing -- those who feel like they know something about slavery but who havent truly analyzed their own mind about their prejudices This was one of the reasons why Stowe wrote her book to connect with people who hadnt yet decided what side of the Mason-Dixon line they fell on Ophelia is the perfect example of either Northerners or Southerners who at first dont have a strong opinion about slavery but after an encounter experience or a revelation finally find their voice For Miss Ophelia she discovers herself with the help of a little girl Little Eva attempts to explain to Ophelia about how they should love all and follow Jesus love for everyone Dont you know that Jesus loves all alike He is just as willing to love you as me He loves you just as I do -only more because he is bette that cant necessarily persuade Miss Ophelia to kiss and hug the slaves It puts me in mind of mother he said to Ophelia It is true what she told me if we want to give sight to the blind we must be willing to do as Christ did - call them to us and put our hands on them Ive always had a prejudice against Negroes said Miss Ophelia and its a fact I never
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