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Abraham Lincoln once proclaimed, "This is the little lady who made this big war" In the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, the author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, uses her novel to tell of a slave's pitiful life. The book starts by introducing Uncle Tom, a pious black slave, who lives his life with solid Christian values. When his first master gets into large debts, Mr. Shelby has to sell Tom, even against his promise of granting him his liberty. Tom is subsequently bought by Mr. St. Clare, who's a laid-back and compassionate master. While Tom is there, he assembles a religious bond with St. Clare's daughter, Eva. Unexpectedly, Eva dies from a illness, and St. Clare is stabbed and dies shortly afterwards. Though St. Clare had assured Tom his liberty, St. Clare's cruel wife sells him into a slave house where he's sold to the barbaric and ruthless Simon Legree. While under the principle of Master Legree, Tom occasionally doubts there is a God and his Christian beliefs. After spending a year of torture in the plantation, his previous master, George Shelby, finds him in order to buy him and take him home. Every one of those masters signify another point in Tom's life. Unfortunately, Tom expires after his reunion with George soon after he claims that he died a happy man. When George returns home, he tells Tom's wife what happened and sets up newspapers to free all of his slaves. He tells his slaves that if they visit Uncle Tom's old cottage, they must consider Tom as well as the freedom. From this storyline, Harriet Beecher Stowe uses the ability of her novel to persuade the people of her beliefs regarding the evilness of slavery, the energy of Christianity, and also the influence of girls. One of Stowe's beliefs, that is closely exemplified, is that the wickedness surrounding captivity. .