In chapter 20 of the book Uncle Tom's Cabin overall, what do you thing Stowe is saying about the complexity of the slavery issue in the South?
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Much of this chapter has to do with perceived contradictory views the Bible has on slavery. Slavery proponents wish to justify slavery by twisting meanings in the Bible with leaps in logic. When Ophelia's attitude towards Topsy begins to soften, such as when she realizes how much abuse the child has endured, Ophelia finally becomes a true Christian. She recognizes the evilness of a system that inflicts such emotional and physical damage on human beings such as Topsy. Stowe's message is clear: her Christian readers are hypocrites until they realize that allowing slavery to exist in their country is an immoral sin.