Consumption Strikes Again!!!
In "How To Read Literature Like A Professor" Thomas C. Foster says that consumption is often used in literature, "the skin becomes almost translucent, the eye sockets dark, so that the sufferer takes on the appearance of a martyr in medieval paintings" (Foster 216). Well this appears to be exactly what happened to poor little Eva in the play of Uncle Tom's Cabin that we read for today. It's almost as if writers have managed to glamourize consumption.