Forgot your password?  

Uncle Tom's Cabin Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 41 and 42 Summary

This Study Guide consists of approximately 92 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
This section contains 468 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Uncle Tom's Cabin Study Guide

Chapters 41 and 42 Summary

The letter which Miss Ophelia had written to Mrs. Shelby about Tom's being sold to Legree has finally reached the Shelby plantation having been delayed by the mail. Mrs. Shelby is distraught but cannot address the issue because she is caring for her dying husband. After Mr. Shelby's death, Mrs. Shelby becomes executrix of the estate and sends young Master George to New Orleans to track down Tom.

Master George eventually arrives at Legree's plantation to find the dying Tom, and the young man is overwrought with grief. Tom is consoled by Master George's appearance and the fact he had not been forgotten at the Shelby plantation. Uncle Tom asks Master George not to tell Aunt Chloe of the dire condition in which Tom has been found and then the beloved slave smiles, closes his eyes, and dies. Master George takes out his rage on...

(read more from the Chapters 41 and 42 Summary)

This section contains 468 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Uncle Tom's Cabin Study Guide
Copyrights
Uncle Tom's Cabin from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook