Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin By: Dionte Burley English 3 8th Period Ms.Hundley 2/20/13 “Of course, in a novel, people’s hearts break, and they die and that is the end of it; and in a story this is very convenient. But in real life we do not die when all that makes life bright dies to us.” This famous quote is from the misinterpreted book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” written by Harriet Beecher Stowe over the life of a somewhat superior slave. She wrote this from a sort of provisional point of view. Her eyes seeing and feeling the horrors of slavery contribute greatly to her effort to attempt to influence the public to abolish slavery and change the ways of life. In Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, written during the mid-1800s, during slavery, Tom, a slave, experiences many trials because of his race. Harriet Beecher Stowe was educated at and subsequently taught at the Hartford Female Academy. Which makes this academy very important because it is not only where she began writing but where she was inflicted with most of her knowledge of how life was being lived. This academy was founded and formed by her older sister. As the academy seems to be sort of the family business. She also was the 6th child of the 11 children produced by her parents Roxana and Lyman Beecher, a family full of preachers, teachers and educators. Stowe got married to Calvin Stowe in 1836; they also had 7 children of their own. Calvin also convinced her to write about her view of the evils of slavery. Not only her views but also the view of her closest relative, her brother Harry, which later becomes a minister who preached out sermons against slavery. He also made a big impact on the personal opinions of slavery. This book was written during the mid-1800s, during the National Era, in which most novels written in this time period where specifically

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