An Analysis of Tom’s Christianity in Uncle Tom’s Cabin毕业论文_英语毕业论文

An Analysis of Tom’s Christianity in Uncle Tom’s Cabin毕业论文


摘 要




  1. Introduction 1
  2. Demonstration 2
    1. Tom’s loyalty 2
      1. His loyalty to his owners 2
      2. His loyalty to God 3
    2. Tom’s humanity 4
      1. His humanity for the black 4
      2. His humanity for the white 5
    3. Tom’s sacrifice 6
      1. His sacrifice of freedom 6
      2. His sacrifice of life 7
    4. Tom’s obedience 8
      1. His obedience to slavery 8
      2. His obedience to fate 8
  3. Conclusion 9

Works Cited 10

Bibliography 11

An Analysis of Tom’s Christianity in Uncle Tom’s Cabin


Harriet Beecher Stowe(1811-1896) was a female novelist and abolitionist who was born in a family of religion in America. Her father was a famous clergyman and spokesman of Calvinism, which makes her deeply affected by the theology. In 1832, her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where her father became the president of Lane Theological Seminary. And she fell in love with a professor in the seminary and they married. At that time, Stowe witnessed some miserable stories that some slaves were forced to break up with the families and suffered abuse in Kentucky, which provided materials for her writings. In 1850, her family moved to Maine where she became a firm abolitionist and finally finished Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852. Upon publication, the book received a huge response and made a significant contribution to the abolitionism.

The book tells a story about a black slave named Tom, who was once a slave living in a farm in Kentucky. His master was kind to him but finally decided to sell him for paying off debt. Tom was obedient to this decision. When his new owner Haley shipped him in a riverboat going down along the Mississippi, he saved a little white girl named Eva. Eva persuaded her father, Augustine St. Clare, to buy the ownership of Tom from the cruel slaver Haley. Finally, Tom was sold to Augustine St. Clare who was a wealthy planter in Louisiana. Eva and Tom became good friends quickly because they both had the faith of Christian. After Eva died, Augustine St. Clare decided to give Tom freedom but he died suddenly for getting involved in a conflict. Mrs. St. Clare refused to keep her husband’s promise and sold Tom to cruel Legree who owned a cotton plantation on Red River. Legree persuaded Tom to give up his faith in God and wanted to train Tom to become a cruel supervisor but Tom refused to submit until death.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin was listed as the best-seller story in the 19th century.

Although the book was very popular at that time, it also received dispute. Some

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