He recasts the scene slightly by having Simon Legree
, not Sambo, hostilely confront Gassy.
As with all true melodrama the villain must account for the most horrendous action and in Uncle Tom's Cabin we have Simon Legree
, the cruel and pathological slave master.
Notably, Tom's next and final travail is where most readers see the obvious condemnation of the bottle in Uncle Tom's Cabin, marked "in the horrid activities at Simon Legree
's plantation." (48) Simon Legree
is nothing if not a nasty drunk.
Upon Eva's death, Uncle Tom enters a new realm of spiritual maturity enabling him to persevere through his trial unto death at the hands of Simon Legree
. Later in the narrative, Legree's terror upon finding the lock of hair that Tom wears around his neck affirms the eucharistical nature of Eva's body.
Philip Barton Key (the prosecutor in the Drayton case) then confronted Daniel Drayton with the accusation that his actions in Stealing other men's property were worse than those of Simon Legree
(the evil slaveholder in Uncle Tom's Cabin who eventually beats the slave, Tom, to death) because Drayton broke the law referred to by Foote, whereas Legree was entitled to conduct himself in any manner he chose towards his legal property.
But unscrupulous whites such as Simon Legree
(Stowe's villain reappears in The Leopard's Spots as "master artificer of Reconstruction policy" , Wall Street millionaire, and evil industrialist) engineered policies that created interracial strife.
They aren't Simon Legree
-- they don't stand over people in the plants and say "work you dogs," and whip them.
Excuse us for mentioning the "L" word, but unless you happen to be a modern-day Simon Legree
, you probably take no pleasure in laying off an employee.
Some of its characters and scenes have still not entirely vanished from the general consciousness: the incorrigible Topsy, who `just growed', the sadistic slave-driver Simon Legree
, Eliza's escape to freedom with her baby across the ice on the Ohio River and the goodhearted, Uncle Tom himself, whose name was to become a term of contempt.
Thomas Dew, in debates before the Virginia legislature, cited 1 Corinthians 7:20-21, 1 Timothy 6:1-2, and 1 Peter 2:18-20 from the Christian New Testament to justify slavery.10 Southern use of the Bible to defend the enslavement of Africans was so widespread that Harriet Beecher Stow parodied it in Uncle Tom's Cabin when Simon Legree
taunted Tom, "Here, you rascal, you make believe to be so pious - didn't you never hear, out of yer Bible, 'Servants, obey yer masters'?"11
Clare or the hellishness of Simon Legree
. Stowe allows the readers to follow Tom first to the St.
On one hand, we imagine a cruel Simon Legree
whipping pale children, their skinny bodies contorted with fear and overwork.