Uncle Toms Cabin

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Goodbye Uncle Tom In Goodbye Uncle Tom, there has been several depictions of slavery and the interactions with their masters. The images of slavery was coherent in this film by the reflection of the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Harriet Beecher Stowe Formed a universal analysis of black slaves. In her analysis she stated that blacks were inferior to all other races and she intended to enlighten white Americans on their behavior and the conditions of slavery. One of the features that was taken from this book that was constructed in the film to be evident was masculinity. Masculinity was not only exhibited in black slave men, but it was also shown in the white males in the film. Ways that this were shown is through the practice of determination to be fighter and resistance to unwillingness to be undermined by other influences. Also it was apparent that throughout the movie that there were different beliefs to whether or not mulatto slaves received their hue by the cause of a skin affliction called symbiosis. Slaves were known to only gotten this if the masters had went off and had sexual relations with his slaves and the slave reproduce a child as a product of it. The wives of the slave women were cognizant of the philandering of their husbands. As it was mentioned by one of the mistress, “Look at Jason, my husband brought him up throughout childhood, now look at him he shows my husband’s blondness”. Due to the atrocious treatment of slaves, most slaves were prone to trying to escape their environment. This lead to the slaves being diagnosed with a disease called Drapetomomania. Drapetomomania was developed by the scientist Samual A. Cartwright. Slaves were diagnosed of this disease if they had the urge to escape imprisonment. During that time it was well known as a mental disease that most slaves carried. Not everyone had urgency
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