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英语毕业论文代笔(美国文学):Religious Consciousness of Uncle Tom’s Cabin(11)


The Civil War awarded slaves the identities of free citizen. But in reality, they were still slaves. American society crawled towards racial equality in 19th and the first half of the 20th century. The situation changed greatly in the 1960s through the Civil Rights Movement led by Martin Luther King. Racialism was struck and since then America had been moving from segregation.
Mrs. Stowe wanted the blacks could live and enjoy the same rights as the white. She cursed slavery of it treating slaves as animals. She never imagined the former “Uncle Tom” could be the leader of her nation. Their colors are the same, but a new era has come.

Chapter 6 Conclusion
  Religious consciousness is a unique element of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Christianity played the most important role in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s writing which inevitably influenced greatly the portraiture of characters in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and also Mrs. Stowe’s own solution to slavery and her attitudes towards some social phenomenon. Through these characters, through their deeds and experience, Mrs. Stowe shows us the evil of slavery and the spirit of Christianity. The author of this thesis intends to interpret Uncle Tom’s Cabin from the perspective of religious consciousness instead of anti-slavery to show a new outlook on it. Christianity is an indispensable part of western cultures and an important element in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, it is still so powerful in western world, but most Chinese readers are not familiar with it. So the author in this thesis hopes to help Chinese readers appreciate it better more through the discussion about religious consciousness in it. And more important, this thesis makes discussion of what Mrs. Stowe was trying to say with the novel. Aside from the obvious themes, like condemning slavery, Mrs. Stowe also wanted to express her satire and criticism on American society.
  People never forget President Lincoln’ great sacrifice and contribution to the emancipation of slaves. We should also remember Mrs. Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin for it “started the war” and we have learned a lot from the novel, about American society of 19th century and religion. The blacks are not helpless and hopeless any more, the former Uncle “Toms” are becoming lawyers, scientists, professors and even president-President Obama. That is exactly Mrs. Stowe’s dream: blacks and whites are equally talented and both are God’s chosen people.

References
 [1]. Smith, Gail K.. Introduction to Uncle Tom's Cabin Study Guide, Book Rags. com. Retrieved May 16, 2006.
  [2]. Stowe, Harriet Beecher. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin 1853, page 42,
  [3]. Smylie, James H. "Uncle Tom's Cabin Revisited: the Bible, the Romantic Imagination, and the Sympathies of Christ." American Presbyterians 1995 73(3): 165–175
  [4]. Smith; Jessie Carney. Images of Blacks in American Culture: A Reference Guide to Information Sources Greenwood Press. 1988



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