Uncle Tom's Cabin

Discuss the topic of morality as it applies to the novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe's seminal novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin brings up the immorality of slave ownership. Several times hypocritical characters are shown in order to bring the idea of morality into the forefront. This is particularly evident in the character of the Senator's wife, who demands ot know how a Christan can support legislation for giving food to runaway slaves. Then, Mr. Wilson condemn's George's willingness to break the law, but then he, himself, is just as immoral in his actions. Later, Mr. Wilson, as well as many other characters, have a change of heart when they realize what an immoral and unchristian act slavery actually is.