Harsh Reality of Uncle Tom's "Slave-Buying" Cabin
"Don't you know I can't hold you for my wife if he chooses to part us? That is why I wish I'd never seen you -- it would have been better for us both -- it would have been better for our poor child if he had never been born." - George in Uncle Tom's Cabin, the dramatic version, Act I - Scene I
How terrible that families should have to resort to separation in order to become free and live their lives!
I still can't get over the fact that poor little Eva, too, dies. How depressing! Just a short bit beforehand, she tells her father that she wants Tom to get his freedom when she is gone, and suddenly, she is! Her own father even follows after her a short bit later! Even Tom dies later.
Depressing. Just saying.