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Characters 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 giving advice to one master Augustine St Clare When others encourage him to fight or run he refuses claiming it is his duty to serve the man who has purchased him and hope that by faithfulness he will earn his reward On Simon Legrees plantation he refuses to strike a female slave and gets in trouble for this Under torture to say he has no beliefs he refuses On nearly all issues he is submissive to his white masters but on the matter of his faith he will not give in He is a martyr He dies for the sake of his principles Eliza - A beautiful young slave who works in the Shelby house She is a special favorite of Mrs Shelby When she learns that her son Harry will be sold she takes him and runs away to Canada On the way she is reunited with her husband a fellow slave from another plantation who had already run away George Harris - A slave on an estate near the Shelbys He is Elizas husband As well he is intelligent and has learned to read and write He heads for Canada without his wife and son hoping to earn the money to redeem them as soon as possible He does not like white folks until the end when they help him He ends up going to Liberia to live where there is no slavery Mr and Mrs Shelby- A very nice couple who own some of the slaves They treat them like actual people Little Harry- Elizas son He is not mentioned very much but he
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