History Literature / UncleTomsCabin

3rd Feb '16 2:38:18 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* LongLostRelative: Two, actually:
** [[spoiler: George Harris had an older sister, Emily, who was sold by their cruel owner. Near the end of the story, George Shelby befriends a French woman named Madame the Thoux, who turns out to be the long-lost and now grown-up Emily. With his help, the siblings are eventually reunited.]]
** [[spoiler: Cassie actually had a daughter, who was taken away from her when she was sold as a slave. Said daughter? Eliza Harris. Again, they're reunited thanks to George Shelby.]]
27th Jan '16 3:51:49 PM Random888
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* {{Blackface}}: Tom is the only major black character to be played by a black actor.
27th Jan '16 3:50:04 PM Random888
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* CompositeCharacter: Instead of escaping to Canada, the Harris family is captured and sold down the river. This leads to Eliza taking the place of Emmeline.
27th Jan '16 3:04:02 PM Random888
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!!Tropes unique to the 1927 film:

* SettingUpdate: Since it was written before the Civil War, the novel obviously takes place entirely during the antebellum era. In this version, the Civil War starts midway through the story, allowing the Union Army to serve as TheCavalry at the end.
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27th Jan '16 11:45:14 AM Random888
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!!Tropes unique to the 1987 film:

* NotHisSled: The iconic scene of Eliza crossing the Ohio River on ice floes is not included. Instead, the scene takes place in spring and she crosses on a raft. Apparently, the change was made out of consideration of the fact that the actress was pregnant at the time.
27th Jan '16 8:05:39 AM ZarbiNerada
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* StepfordSmiler: Lampshaded when Legree is taking his new slaves to his plantation.
-->''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.''
13th Nov '15 8:54:03 PM Brutannica
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* BrokenBird: Cassie.

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* BrokenBird: Cassie.Cassie, Prue (even more so).
5th Sep '15 7:03:44 PM nombretomado
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Stowe's novel was adapted for the stage not long after it was released and has been adapted for film many times. The 1914 film has been placed in the NationalFilmRegistry.

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Stowe's novel was adapted for the stage not long after it was released and has been adapted for film many times. The 1914 film has been placed in the NationalFilmRegistry.UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry.
8th Mar '15 2:59:08 PM nombretomado
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''Uncle Tom's Cabin'' is a classic anti-slavery work written by abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1853, a few years before the AmericanCivilWar. It was [[FairForItsDay ferociously controversial in its day.]]

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''Uncle Tom's Cabin'' is a classic anti-slavery work written by abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1853, a few years before the AmericanCivilWar.UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. It was [[FairForItsDay ferociously controversial in its day.]]
25th Dec '14 5:02:17 PM DomaDoma
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* RoyalBrat: St. Clare's nephew Alfred, though he gets better after Eva gives him a WhatTheHellHero.

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* RoyalBrat: St. Clare's nephew Alfred, Henrique, though he gets better after Eva gives him a WhatTheHellHero.
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