Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Uncle Tom's Cabin - Day 11 & 12

Day 11 & 12 - Chapters 27-35

Have you ever been so close and yet so far away from your heart's desire?  Were you able to sustain the faith of Tom?  I am so inspired by this book!  However, it's a difficult read emotionally.  One minute I'm up, the next I'm way down.  First Eva, then St. was almost too much!!  And, that dreadful Marie....what a snot!!  Riley and Ruben were so turned off by her, they could no longer bear to listen.  They ask what's happening on a regular basis so I've been summarizing. 

I just knew that Tom would be sold to some horrible people.  Sooner or later, you knew it had to come.  Cassy is right in declaring Simon Legree the devil.  Can you fathom such an evil human?  It seems as though his mother tried to do well by him, however, Stowe passes it off as Simon following in his father's footsteps. He is a despicable man. 

It appears as though Sambo and Quimbo are despicable as well.  I think they gave in to the devil to save their hide here in this life.  I actually felt a little sorry for them.  Legree took advantage of their vulnerability and turned them into bullies.  They appear ignorant and dysfunctional.  As Tom says, forgive them Lord for they know not what they do.   

Do you think Cassie will kill Legree?  Chapter 35 was a cliff hanger.  I have the impression Legree may get what's due him.  I thought the way the lock of hair freaked him out was pretty funny.  His superstitions got the best of him.

I really wish you were here in my living room so we could chat freely.  I think Uncle Tom's Cabin would make for great discussion.  Angel finished reading yesterday and she declared it her new favorite book.  It sure is powerful!  

I may not quite finish Uncle Tom's Cabin by Friday as scheduled, but I plan to carry on and do my best.....

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