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ONE READER S CONFUSION ABOUT WHY UNCLE TOM MEANS ANYTHING BUT HERO3.0 stars First, I am glad I have finally read this book given its historical significance and the very positive impact that it had on American history That said, from a literary perspective, I didn t find this book to be particularly well written and am doubtful of whether it would be much remembered or considered a classic but for the aforementioned historical significance and the creation of the character of Uncle Tom on that [...]
Wow I wish this was still required reading in schools Can you imagine a book that was credited by President Lincoln with bringing about the Civil War, and is known to have so affected the hearts of readers that it changed their opinions of slavery is hardly read in the country whose face it changed
This book is one of the most moving, provocative pieces of literature I ve ever read, and it s the first time that I can recall being moved to tears from a book As long as I live, I will never be able to remove from my mind the vision of Eliza, panicked and frenzied, in the dead of the night with her baby boy in her arms, leaping across the frozen ice of the Ohio river to escape the trader her baby had been sold to And if anyone wants to read a profound and well written narrative for the view of [...]
Book Review4 out of 5 stars to Uncle Tom s Cabin, written in 1852 by Harriet Beecher Stowe For some reason, we didn t read this book in high school possibly an excerpt or two was thrown in front of us, but I honestly don t really remember reading it until freshman year of college Prior to reading it, the silly and uneducated man I was thought Ms Stowe was an African American telling the story about slavery in America, not all that different from The Underground Railroad stories Please forgive me [...]
The main character of Uncle Tom s Cabin, and at least one of the minor characters, are frequently mocked by modern black activists, rappers and comedians Therefore, when I began reading this novel, originally published in 1852, I was expecting a woefully outdated story with painful, outrageous stereotypes and archaic language, and had prepared myself for a real struggle to navigate through it in order to see how this book mobilized people in the USA against slavery.The story, its delivery and it [...]
I know, I know, it s a monumental artifact in American history, and the catalyst to the spread of the abolitionist movement to the masses I totally appreciate the historical and cultural significance of this book No question.But seriously, y all This book SUCKS as a piece of literature For real I just can t get past how bad the writing is the reason why I m such a voracious reader is simple I read books for aesthetic pleasure That s it I really don t give a shit about anything beyond entertainme [...]
Entertainment Weekly has an interview they do in which they ask famous authors, in this case Ursula K le Guin, several questions in a one page format about who their favorite writers are, etc In this article, le Guin said that she liked to reread Uncle Tom s Cabin She said many are astonished at this preference and act as if she was extolling a racist screed Having never read it and liking Ursula K le Guin, I decided to try it A polemic on the heinous, Uncle Tom s Cabinet is written in such a ma [...]
It s not really this book s fault that it sucks Harriet Beecher Stowe s heart was in the right place she aimed to expose the evils of slavery Abraham Lincoln is said to have called her the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war That s patronizing and it didn t, but it didn t hurt either.But it hasn t aged well According to this book, here sWhat Black People Are Like The African, naturally patient, timid and unenterprising The negro is naturally impressible to religious sentime [...]
I jist done readin thar book, why, Mas r, it don t make no sense to me Why a man get treated like a dog by another man and the law is all right with that I knoe it dont mean nuthin now we is all civilased with iPads and lor knows what, but whar was it ever OK Slave narratives are morbidly fascinating to me, it amazes me that slavery was ever a thing in civilized countries Uncle Tom s Cabin tells the story of a faithful, kind and extremely pious Uncle Tom and several characters associated with hi [...]
I decided to pick this 1852 book up because this was said to be the inspiration of our national hero, Jos Rizal 1861 1896 for writing his masterpiece novel, Noli Me Tangere Touch Me Not published in 1887 I thought I would like to compare this with Noli to see how original or unoriginal Rizal was.My verdict Noli and Uncle Tom s Cabin are totally different from each other except for one thing and that is the lowly s fight for freedom from slavery Lowly in Noli are the indios or native Filipinos Lo [...]
For me, the story is a sharp contrast between freedom obtained by George, Eliza, and their children in Canada versus what happens to Uncle Tom in bondage, i.e, his painful death, but in dignity The two parallel stories increase the beauties of each other, enhanced further by Aunt Chloe s desperate efforts to save Tom till the end, and by the poetic justice delivered to the brutal slave owner at the end Add to that Stowe s understanding the heart of a mother the defective the child is, the the [...]
Wow An important book, surely, historically, and I found the forward interesting than most as it argued about the book s place in American Literature Though, sadly, like most academic forwards, rife with spoilers Lady I m reading this for the first time, don t tell me who dies and who gets married and who goes to Africa Stowe s strength is in her merry passages, particularly when she can put her bible down for five seconds and turn a wry, Twain like eye on popular culture Sadly, these passages [...]
O.k so I was supposed to read this in my high school achokengtitik
titikchokeng class I think my friend and I may even have taken turns reading parts of it, but it never really happened But, this last semester I actually read it twice, because that s what my Amer Romanticism professor suggested we do, and, to be honest I was kind of scared of him for a whileBut, here s the deal It really isn t a great book It started out as bed time tales for her kids, progressed to installments in a magazine, [...]
Life changing book This was a great read aloud with my kids We finished it on Easter Sunday very appropriate.
I think the saddest thing about this book is that everybody remembers Uncle Tom, even if only as a particularly ugly byword, but nobody remembers George Harris I am George Harris A Mr Harris, of Kentucky, did call me his property But now I m a free man, standing on God s free soil and my wife and my child I claim as mine You can come up, if you like, but the first one of you that comes within the range of our bullets is a dead man He is a hell of a character, and one of the few here that could e [...]
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There have been so many reviews done about the book it seems a bit ridiculous for me to come so late to the game and offer my own insightful and poignant thoughts I don t think that much of myself, really So instead, I thought I d write about about my decision to read this book, why it took me so long, and how it affected me personally.I d first heard of Uncle Tom s Cabin in college Being home schooled in the 80 s early 90 s there really wasn t any sort of required reading, and I was constantly [...]
This book launched the Civil War, and at what cost In her novel Uncle Tom s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe writes about the plight of enslaved individuals, and she relies on religion to advance her argument that slavery should not exist The characters often appear as nothing than archetypes Stowe s writing comes across as propaganda times than not And yet the story of Uncle Tom s Cabin itself possesses an undeniable power, a strength fueled by outright sentimentalism and moralist rhetoric.I wrot [...]
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Trigger warnings slavery, racism, violence, suicide, death of a child, beatings whippings 3.5 stars I.have mixed feelings about this book On the one hand, it s basically the first book that actually portrayed enslaved people as, like, PEOPLE and not stereotypes They re fully fleshed out characters who love and hate and cry and mourn and have dreams for the future and for their families They want education and to have their own businesses and to see their children grow up free HOWEVER It s repeti [...]
Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally The CCLaP 100 In which I read for the first time a hundred so called classics, then write reports on whether or not they deserve the labelEssay 39 Uncle Tom s Cabin 1852 , by Harriet Beecher StoweThe story in a nutshell First written serially over the course of 1850 and 51, Harriet Beecher Stowe s 1852 Uncle Tom s C [...]
Having had an abiding interest in studying the Civil War, I have been surprised at myself that I have not previously read Uncle Tom s Cabin I have now remedied that failure I found the book riveting in parts Harriett Beecher Stowe is a better writer than I expected Her powerful character development makes the book all the heartwrenching I loved Uncle Tom s Christ like character I also loved the religious allusions and overtones in the book In 1852, when the book was published, it served as a mu [...]
Let s just be real from the beginning This is a problematic book, especially when viewed from a 2017 perspective I do believe Harriet Beecher Stowe s heart was in the right place, but sort of in one of those ways where people want to do something good, and all they do is just like things on Facebook, or say to one another how bad things are, but then shrug and say But what can we do Sure, in 1852 when this book published, it made some waves because here s a white woman a WOMAN, y all who saw tha [...]
My first time reading this historically important book which is credited by many for raising awareness about the brutality of slavery and igniting the Civil War That alone earns it a high rating It wasn t an easy read for me Published in 1852, the writing by today s standards is at times over written, preachy, and verbose Some of the dialect, combined with the vivid, brutality of slavery made it a slow read at times The story captured me and I cared about Uncle Tom, his family, Little Eva and ot [...]
I LOVED this book Sure it s a classic, we all should have read it in high school or what have you but I never did I checked it out when it came up as a free Kindle book and it is honestly one of the best books I have ever read I absolutely loved it and recommend it to anyone and everyone It s a must read no doubt about it.
I don t know why I m always surprised when I like classics as much as I do.So many points to consider I ve got to break this down into outline form so that I stay on track.I Uncle Tom as an insult is a bit unfair to the book A I get it There s a place for it B It takes away from the diversity of the characters in the book.II Harriet Beecher Stowe DANG That lady can write A Could we talk about the crossing of the Ohio 1 Yul Brynner 2 Run Eliza B Or any of the scenes with George C Or Eva.III The u [...]