Uncle Tom's Cabin

Stowe tells the reader that Mr. and Mrs. Shelby feel annoyed and even degraded by Haley’s familiarity with them at dinner. Why do you think they feel this way? Why does Mrs. Shelby encourage Haley

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Mrs. Shelby is disgusted by Haley's profession. She doesn't want to socialize with him at all, let alone have him at her table for dinner. She encourages Haley in order to distract him from his task.


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