Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Toms Cabin, Chapter 38

3. Why does Legree cry out and say “What have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of
Nazareth? – art thou come to torment us before the time”?

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In context, Legree is making fun of Tom's religion, and Stowe is depicting Tom's character as a Christ figure, who endures the taunts and torments of his crucifixion.


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