May 6th, 2013 Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/203/203-h/203-h.htm

Read the first chapter of this book.

1. Describe Mrs. Shelby

2. Who is Eliza?

3. What frightened Eliza most?

4. The author wrote:  ‘One of the parties, however, when critically examined, did not seem, strictly speaking, to come under the species. He was a short, thick-set man, with coarse, commonplace features, and that swaggering air of pretension which marks a low man who is trying to elbow his way upward in the world. 

Determine what Stowe meant when she wrote:  that swaggering air of pretension which marks a low man who is trying to elbow his way upward in the world.

5. Who is Tom?

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