Companion to British and American Novels

Themes in Uncle Tom's Cabin

The theme of a novel is the general vision of life or the more explicit proposition about human experience that the literary work conveys. There is a special variety of theme known as a moral, an exhortation to good behavior that may take the form of ...More

Symbols in Uncle Tom's Cabin

Symbols are objects, characters, figures, and colors which are used to represent abstract ideas or concepts in the literary works. A symbol resembles the allegorical sign only in representing something more than itself. Its relationship to the thing ...More

Univocal Narrative in Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin is a slave narrative. Without any doubt it can be said that it portrays the sufferings thrown upon the black slaves by their white master. By portraying the sufferings and misery faced by slaves in the south, ...More

Tom as a Moral Miracle in Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom is the center in Uncle Tom's Cabin. He is represented in the novel as an amazing, unbelievable slave gifted with miraculous power to face any circumstance that occurs in his life. When his pious master Mr. Shelby sold him to Haley, Uncle To ...More

Uncle Tom's Cabin as a Controversial Novel

Critics are almost unanimous in praising H.B. Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin as a controversial novel. As a polemic, this novel attacks the reader. It is not only an anti-Southern book. All the Northerners and the Southerners are under the polemical attac ...More

Representation of Southern Life in Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin is really a fantastic representation of southern life. The southern life is not ignorant about the system of slavery. In south many pious and respectable men practice slavery without feeling any sense of guilt and shock.More

Pitfalls of Slave System in Uncle Tom's Cabin

In Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe has brought the most vicious pitfall of slave system that is the tragic disintegration of a family of slaves. The White masters are of the opinion that the slaves have no family. In the system of slavery a m ...More

The Last of the Mohicans by J.F. Cooper: Themes

Themes are the central and often general ideas prevailing in the world which are explored in a literary work. In The Last of the Mohicans, James Cooper explored some of the major themes.More

Theme of Tribal Demise in The Last of the Mohicans

The novel The Last of the Mohicans exhibits the gradual demise of Native American Indian tribes because of the mounting cross cultural, interracial and colonial conflicts. Even amidst American tribal group conflict was created by the French and the E ...More

Vision of Miscegenation in The Last of The Mohicans

Miscegenation is the alternative solution Hawkeye proposed to the interracial violence prone to scene of the frontier. The frontier observed the violent hostility between: European race and non-European race, between Mohican tribe and Huron tribe and ...More