# In the book Uncle Tom's Cabin why do you think Mr. Shelby is referred to as having “…the appearance of a gentleman…”?

In chapter 1 of the book Uncle Tom's Cabin why do you think Mr. Shelby is referred to as having “…the appearance of a gentleman…”?

##### Answers 1

Black males were not considered gentlemen in any context yet Shelby says that Uncle Tom came close, merely appearing like one.