ABSTRACT:The 16th American president Abraham Lincoln once commented that Uncle Tom’s Cabin triggered the American civil war. It is a meaningfully made story about Tom and the couple, Eliza and George and through the vivid descriptions of the characters of the heroes.
This thesis begins with the different characteristics of Tom and the couple , analyzing their choices made facing being trade by slave owners or being abused as well as the reasons they make their choices. Then the paper analyzes their characters through the interpretation of their words, dialogues and what they have done. Then the passage goes deeper into the obedience and rebel of the three through the analysis of their different choices in the same context and the reasons behind that. The final part is the view of the present writer and the conclusion.
In this paper, I will fully demonstrate the different character traits of the main protagonists: a loyal and obedient Christian- Uncle Tom, Eliza and her husband who both had a mighty spirit of rebel and sought for freedom. At the same time, the reasons why different black slaves had different character traits will be elaborated and a point will come out that obedient Tom who was always at the mercy of his master hardly avoided a miserable destiny while it was lucky for Eliza and George to gain a new life after tough rebels and struggles.
This paper adopts empirical analysis and when the choices and actions of the main protagonists are taken into consideration, it is easy to arrive at two perspectives: one is that no matter which we choose, rebel or obedience, we should be responsible for the people around us, the other that obedience is another form of peaceful rebel. The purpose of this thesis is to tell us that as a member in the society, our choices made and what we do affect others and we should not only be responsible for others, but also be aware of the fact that violence and rebel can get us to our goal, so can peaceful rebel.
Keywords: obedience, rebel, freedom, peace
关键词：服从 反抗 自由 和平