Importance of the Setting in Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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Importance of the Setting in Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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The book, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was obviously a novel where the

setting was the major factor in the plot of the story. If this had taken

place in any other area, like Canada, there would not have even been as

story because slavery did not exist there. Therefore the South was the

prime region to have this plot revolve around. Everything contained here

contributed to the actions of the characters, which will be explained in

the following paragraphs.

The setting was such an important influence because, like I said

before, it took place down in the South. This is where slavery was at its

peak and was used and abused by almost every citizen. The black race was

treated harshly just because of their color. They were beaten, over-worked,

and disrespected. Most of them were illiterate as well which did not help

one bit. In turn they could not make intelligent decisions, better yet

pursue what they wanted. Even if they had that ability though, that option

was not available because they were “black”.

The details of the setting that influenced the actions of the

characters were, again, the time period and where it took place. However

this was not the only thing that persuaded the characters because they

influenced each other. The citizens followed the crowd and did not have

their own opinions. If some person’s idea differed from that of the

majority, he/she would not dare speak up because they feared rejection.

Legree was one of the people looked up to and respected even though what he

was dong was totally wrong. Since he had power and money though, he was

admired. The only three people that actually did take a stand, if you will,

were George Shelby Jr., Augustine St. Clare, and his daughter, Evangeline.

These three characters opposed slavery and tried to do something about it.

(Unfortunately, though, the St. Clare’s efforts were diminished because

they both died). They were the citizens that should have been looked up to

and followed.

Specific examples that show the setting’s influence on the

characters were all over the book. The next three excerpts will give you

an illustration of them.

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