History Literature / UncleTomsCabin

31st Jul '17 5:10:32 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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TropeNamer for the trope UncleTomFoolery, although that trope was much more exhibited in the [[MinstrelShow minstrel show]] version created out of nostalgia for the slave trade.

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TropeNamer for the trope UncleTomFoolery, although that trope was much more exhibited in the [[MinstrelShow [[MinstrelShows minstrel show]] version created out of nostalgia for the slave trade.
31st Jul '17 5:10:11 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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TropeNamer for the trope UncleTomFoolery, although that trope was much more exhibited in the minstrel show version created out of nostalgia for the slave trade.

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TropeNamer for the trope UncleTomFoolery, although that trope was much more exhibited in the [[MinstrelShow minstrel show show]] version created out of nostalgia for the slave trade.
18th Jul '17 11:53:55 AM N.Harmonik
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Then Mr. Shelby gets into debt gambling, and he has to split up the establishment to pay the bills. Uncle Tom is sold to a slave trader who will then sell him "down the river"[[note]]slang for "being sold to masters further in the South, where conditions were generally harsher"[[/note]],and goes along with it because if he were to run, he'd just leave many of the other slaves to be sold instead. Harry is also considered for sale as a young and beautiful boy; rather than let literally unspeakable things happen to her child, Eliza scoops him up and makes a run for freedom, going so far as to cross the Ohio river from ice floe to ice floe. This dissuades her pursuers, since they think NoOneCouldSurviveThat. George eventually follows her, escaping from his own owner who treats him ''real'' bad, and years ago separated him from his older sister Emily. Unfortunately, this is after the Fugitive Slave Act, so they have to run for the northern border ''and'' find each other...

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Then Mr. Shelby gets into debt gambling, and he has to split up the establishment to pay the bills. Uncle Tom is sold to a slave trader who will then sell him "down the river"[[note]]slang for "being sold to masters further in the South, where conditions were generally harsher"[[/note]],and harsher"[[/note]], and goes along with it because if he were to run, he'd just leave many of the other slaves to be sold instead. Harry is also considered for sale as a young and beautiful boy; rather than let literally unspeakable things happen to her child, Eliza scoops him up and makes a run for freedom, going so far as to cross the Ohio river from ice floe to ice floe. This dissuades her pursuers, since they think NoOneCouldSurviveThat. George eventually follows her, escaping from his own owner who treats him ''real'' bad, and years ago separated him from his older sister Emily. Unfortunately, this is after the Fugitive Slave Act, so they have to run for the northern border ''and'' find each other...
15th Apr '17 7:17:16 PM LBHills
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* AntiVillain: Mr. St. Clair is a kindly Southern dandy who is extremely lenient with his slaves and maintains them in a prosperous lifestyle. While he admits (when pressed) that keeping fellow Christians as possessions is probably immoral, he can't stand to inconvenience himself by losing all his slaves.



* CreepyLongFingers: Marks the bounty hunter has his hands compared to raven claws

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* CreepyLongFingers: Marks the bounty hunter has his hands compared to raven clawsclaws.



-->''It was sung very boisterouly, and with a forced attempt at merriment; but no wail of despair, no words of impassioned prayer, could have had such a depth of woe in them as the wild notes of the chorus. As if the poor, dumb heart, threatened,--prisoned,--took refuge in that inarticulate sanctuary of music, and found there a language in which to breathe its prayer to God! There was a prayer in it, which Simon could not hear.''

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-->''It was sung very boisterouly, boisterously, and with a forced attempt at merriment; but no wail of despair, no words of impassioned prayer, could have had such a depth of woe in them as the wild notes of the chorus. As if the poor, dumb heart, threatened,--prisoned,--took refuge in that inarticulate sanctuary of music, and found there a language in which to breathe its prayer to God! There was a prayer in it, which Simon could not hear.''



* UncleTomFoolery: The {{Trope Namer|s}}
** Which is a problem, because in the original novel Uncle Tom subverts the foolery: while he remains subservient because of his faith, Tom is still a strong, respected figure. It was the plays and movies that came out during the Jim Crow / segregation years that Uncle Tom was altered to be less "threatening" to white audiences, making him older and turning his Christian meekness into outright groveling.

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* UncleTomFoolery: The {{Trope Namer|s}}
** Which is a problem, because in
This book inspired the original novel Uncle ''name'' of the trope, but this was due to a case of 'complaining about novels you haven't read.' Tom subverts the foolery: while he actually remains subservient because of his faith, Tom is strong Christian values, but he was still a strong, respected figure. figure - in fact, a DoomedMoralVictor. It was the plays and movies that came out during the Jim Crow / segregation years that Uncle edited Tom was altered to be less "threatening" to white audiences, making him older and turning his Christian meekness into outright groveling.
10th Apr '17 5:31:28 PM DustSnitch
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* MessianicArchetype: Tom models his life on Jesus, and does it well enough to shake the lifelong beliefs and habitual cruelties of almost every character he meets. Even Simon Legree, although that one only leads to an IgnoredEpiphany.

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* MessianicArchetype: Tom models his life on Jesus, UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, and does it well enough to shake the lifelong beliefs and habitual cruelties of almost every character he meets. Even Simon Legree, although that one only leads to an IgnoredEpiphany.
28th Mar '17 12:02:12 PM kraas
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* HappinessInSlavery, Averted in the novel itself, but the publication of this book produced a slew pro-slavery novels (Anti-Tom Literature) depicting the slaves as either mentally unfit for freedom or happy with their lot in life.

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* HappinessInSlavery, HappinessInSlavery: Averted in the novel itself, but the publication of this book produced a slew of pro-slavery novels (Anti-Tom Literature) depicting the slaves as either mentally unfit for freedom or happy with their lot in life.



** Which is a problem, because in the original novel Uncle Tom subverts the foolery: while he remains subservient because of his faith, Tom is still a strong, respected figure. It was the plays and movies that came out during the Jim Crow / segregation years that Uncle Tom was altered to be less "threatening" to white audiences.

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** Which is a problem, because in the original novel Uncle Tom subverts the foolery: while he remains subservient because of his faith, Tom is still a strong, respected figure. It was the plays and movies that came out during the Jim Crow / segregation years that Uncle Tom was altered to be less "threatening" to white audiences.audiences, making him older and turning his Christian meekness into outright groveling.
5th Mar '17 4:16:35 PM dvorak
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* RealMenHateSugar: Invoked; Marks' preference of fruit punch and mint creme liquer over hard liquor are treated with the same gravity as someone who eats their cereal without milk.
28th Aug '16 10:33:46 AM dvorak
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* CreepyLongFingers: Marks the bounty hunter has his hands compared to taven claws

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* CreepyLongFingers: Marks the bounty hunter has his hands compared to taven raven claws
27th Aug '16 4:00:01 PM dvorak
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* CreepyLongFingers: Marks the bounty hunter has his hands compared to taven claws
27th Aug '16 3:41:53 PM dvorak
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Tom the slave and Tom Loker the bounty hunter.
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