History Literature / UncleTomsCabin

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.
27th Aug '16 3:27:08 PM dvorak
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* SinisterSchnoz: Marks the bounty hunter.
23rd Jul '16 8:38:21 AM valar55
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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 river"[[note]]slang for being "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...
1st Jun '16 9:16:56 AM bt8257
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* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: Cassie]] smothered her baby to save it from a life of slavery.

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* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: Cassie]] smothered her baby to [[MercyKill save it from a life of slavery.slavery]].



* UncleTomFoolery: The Trope Namer

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* UncleTomFoolery: The Trope Namer{{Trope Namer|s}}
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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