Uncle Tom's Cabin

What is the meaning of the word ―freedom to George?

chapter 37 in Uncle tom's cabin....

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Although George is a slave, his idea of what freedom is and how it should be extended is more enlightened than any other character in the novel. He knows that he's been wronged throughout his life, but that doesn't stop him from hoping for better days. It seems that Stowe uses George as an example of someone who understands the concept of a free country and uses him to propagate her own beliefs on freedom and laws. In the chapter titled "The Freeman's Defense," George reminds his pursuers of his and the other slaves' stance on laws, "we don't own your laws; we don't own your country; we stand here as free, under God's sky, as you are."