Uncle Tom's Cabin Chapters 14-15: Summary and Analysis

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Chapters 14-15: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Augustine St. Clare: a slave owner in New Orleans who buys Uncle Tom

Marie: St. Clare’s selfish wife

Eva: the St. Clares’ angelic daughter

Miss Ophelia: St. Clare’s cousin from Vermont

Adolph: St. Clare’s haughty servant

Mammy: another family servant

Summary
Chapters 14 and 15 return to the plight of Uncle Tom. As the riverboat continues down the Mississippi River, Tom’s goodwill wins the confidence of Haley. The slave trader unchains Tom, leaving him free to walk around. Occasionally, Tom even helps the boat crew with its chores. The pious slave also thinks of his family, trying to find comfort in his Bible....

(The entire section is 931 words.)