UTC II: Scene 4

Act II: 4

Eva: Oh! Topsy, I love you! [Laying her hand on TOPSY’S shoulder.] I love you because you haven’t had any father, or mother, or friends. I love you, I want you to be good. I wish you would try to be good for my sake. [TOPSY looks astonished for a moment, and then bursts into tears.] Only think of it, Topsy—you can be one of those spirits bright Uncle Tom sings about!

This part shows just how truly innocent and pure hearted Eva is. Eva’s love goes far to make an impact and help reform Topsy. No one has ever shown Topsy kindness before which is why the love that Eva shows towards her really resonates and makes a difference.

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