Uncle Tom's Cabin

Compare George’s sense of religion to Eliza’s. Why is he unsure of his own faith, but confident in Eliza’s?

Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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Desperate for his freedom, he questions why God would put him and his people into bondage:his faith is shaken. Eliza is very content at the Shelby plantation. She does not miss or question her lack of personal autonomy under the master-slave relationship, but rather is grateful for masters who have instilled in her Christian ways. This is an ironic commentary on how the tenets of Christianity and slavery can be compatible, for it seems that Christian doctrine is subverted to keep slaves in their place. This is evidenced by Eliza's protest to her husband, that she "must obey master and mistress" in order to be Christian.