Title: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Review: To be honest, the only reason I have ever wanted to read Uncle Tom’s Cabin was when I was little I used to watch The King and I. There was a scene where a Uncle Tom’s Cabin was sort of remade in an Asian way. So when I began reading this book I was a little bit bored in the beginning because I didn’t understand what was going on. Then I started to understand as I went along what the introduction of the book was about. The basis of the book is that you are following two separate paths. On one path is Tom’s and the other is Eliza and George’s (and their son). When you follow Uncle Tom you see that he had to be sold by his master to settle a debt, then he is sold by a slave trader to another master just as kindly but a little careless. He meets his new master on a boat and saves his daughter Eva after she falls into the river. Once he becomes slave to his new owner, he lives a kinder life and becomes connected with Eva. Unfortunately, poor Eva becomes sick and dies. Then later on his master dies due to a fight and he is sold to another master. This is master is Simon Legree. He is very cruel yet he does not break Tom’s soul. Unfortunately, after finally getting upset because of two of the slaves escaping, Tom is beaten and finally dies. The thing is that all throughout his time in the book he is so faithful to Christ and the Lord. This is to the very end. With the other path are George and Eliza who are taking a dangerous way to get to Canada, which is a free country for Negroes. It is a good part to the story because in the end George is reunited with his sister and Eliza is reunited with her mother. Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a wonderful book and I believe that everyone should read it. Yes, the N-word is used a lot, but I believe it should be read for it’s powerful effect of the strength of will.