Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Uncle Tom's Cabin: Study Guide Questions

Chapter 9

Q: What is it that makes us feel worse when our loved ones cry over us versus physically harming us (Stowe 89)?
A: If we really love our loved ones, we would never want to do anything to make them cry. In most universal cases, crying indicates some type of hurt. I think that it is the protective side of us that makes us feel bad when they cry over us. The sticks and stones will break your bones, but eventually it will heal. The emotional cut will heal also, but will ultimately leave a scar.

Q: "Obeying God never brings on public evils." "It's always safest, all round to do as He bids us" (Stowe 90)? True statement?
A: Of course, it is a true statement! Even when God brings on "public evils", per say, for punishments, He would never do something that will have a permanent negative effect. He loves us too much. And yes, it is always the safest thing to do what He wants. God rewards acts of obedience with blessings. As the song goes, "obedience is the very best way to show that you believe."

"Obedience is." Youtube. Web. 19 Jan. 2010.
Stowe, Harriet B. Uncle Tom's Cabin. New York: Bantam Books, 2003. Print.

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