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In Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin the wrongness of slavery is just one of the many underlying themes Themes often shift from one to another from the immorality of slavery to the faith in god most of the story however is based on the evil of slavery Slavery should not be tolerated anywhere in the world Stowe shows the injustice of slavery through the horrors of the slaves lives The slaves are often abused in many unimaginable ways Stowe uses several writing techniques to get the point slavery is immoral across the readers mind including characterization and symbols She uses her characters to touch and draw every possible emotion from the reader The emotions range from abhorrence to a deep love She still makes it very clear that slavery is wrong in any and every way even if the masters are good masters To understand this story fully you must understand the characters Mr Shelby is the kinder slave owner but Stowe makes it clear that all slavery is evil This character shows that most men are basically good but they have been brainwashed to believe that blacks are inferior and even the good whites cannot perceive this any differently Uncle Tom the protagonist is supposed to draw poignant emotions from the reader with his Christ-like figure and attitude Eva St Clare symbolizes the angel that watches over the slaves Evas early death deeply draws out the readers emotions towards her Simon Legree the antagonist whom is the one Stowe directs all of the readers hatred towards Stowe uses this character to fire up ones hatred for slave-owners and the entire idea of slavery All of Stowes characters play an important role in getting the message of the evils of slavery across the readers mind Stowe tells the story using two plots one focusing on Uncle Tom and the other on Eliza and Harry These two viewpoints are completely different Tom is a
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