Harriet, the writer of the book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” tries to bring out the evil in slavery in the society and tries to bring it out when the conditions were smoothest for the black man. In fact, the slavery was full of evils in the smoothest moments as per the black man’s view and it can only be imagined in the worst conditions that the black man underwent a nightmare. As Stowe depicts in her account, the slave holders were full of animosity as they would snatch the blacks at unsuspecting times and sell him or her for profit or whether they deem proper for them. In truth, the black man was more or less treated as animals for sale in the market just like the several slaves such as Tom that were snatched from their families and sold. For instance, Tom was inquiring from a fellow slave about his origins and he said, “A man kept me to breed children for market, and sold them as fast as they got big enough,” (Stowe 186).
Despite the fact that the general view points in the direction of the slave as he was always at the receiving end of the white man’s treachery, the slave holders also underwent pains of their own nature because of their slaves. The white man underwent losses because of the slaves because of their rebellious behavior. Tom for instance would not indulge in any activity whenever it went against his beliefs like punishing his fellow slaves who wronged their master. Another form of pains is that the slaves escaped every now and then from their masters especially once they find it not peaceful for them. At a certain point, Tom orchestrated an escape for a fellow slave yet he never escapes. At an instance, a slave dresses like a Creole female and escapes, “It had been agreed that, in their escape, she was to personate the character of a Creole lady,” (Stowe 369).
Stowe, Beecher H. Uncle Tom’s Cabin. London: J Caselle, 1852.