Knowledge is Power
Harriet Beecher Stowe understand and shows the enlightenment this book offers. She understand that slaves have been faithful for many years even though under terrible conditions. The slave owner taught the slave George Harris how to read, but soon the knowledge overcame the suppression. The knowledge overtime that once locked their minds down to slavery is also given George’s mind bail to be free. The knowledge to know that someone can be equal, but not treated equally can be discouraging to most. Instead George uses this steam to motivate his dream of being free.
One can only take so much before change is necessary. The is shown when George says, “I have been careful, and I have been patient, but it's growing worse and worse; flesh and blood can't bear it any longer;—every chance he can get to insult and torment me, he takes. The decision became clearer that this situation will only get worse until it comes to an end. At this time slaves feelings didn’t typically matter to their owners. He understood that the only proof that he was inferior to his owner was the fact that the owner thought so.
George couldn’t seem to understand how his role in the community had taken such a plummet. From being married and living the life God had provided for him. To being humiliated day to day at any opportunity the slave owner saw fit. His wife knew how upset he was and wanted to stay calm and wait for better days. He knew that things weren’t right and weren’t going to change anytime soon. He een went as far as to say, “I ain't a Christian like you, Eliza; my heart's full of bitterness; I can't trust in God. Why does he let things be so?”
George’s wife Eliza was biblically correct when she said, “O, George, we must have faith. Mistress says that when all things go wrong to us, we must believe that God is doing the very best.” The truth in the bible is enough to set anyone free and can’t fit in all contexts of slavery. You are supposed to honor your master,...