Uncle Tom's Cabin - Study Guide Chapters 2 and 3 Summary & Analysis

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Eliza, Mrs. Shelby's servant, was raised by the woman almost as one of her own and even held a beautiful wedding in the Shelby home when Eliza married a mulatto named George. Eliza and George are separated more than they are together as George is hired out to work at a factory where he invents a machine to clean hemp. The factory owner is pleased with George's inventiveness but George's master sees the invention only as another way for George to avoid work and removes George from the factory. Now doing menial labor, George is ever further away from Eliza, and the factory owner's request that George be returned are resolutely denied. More sadness is inflicted on the small family when the couple loses two babies but Harry survives and Eliza is especially protective of him.

Soon after Eliza shares with Mrs. Shelby what she...

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