Chapters 33-34: Summary and Analysis
Cassy: Simon Legree’s defiant slave mistress
As time passes, Tom still works diligently on the Legree plantation. Simon Legree thinks of making Tom into an overseer because of the slave’s intelligence and hard work. But Legree is ultimately dissatisfied with Tom’s upright character and seeks to make him more hardhearted like Sambo and Quimbo.
While Tom is working in the cotton fields, Cassy, Legree’s slave mistress, labors next to him. Lucy also picks cotton, but is slower than the rest; Tom tries to help her by putting some of his cotton into her bag. Sambo sees this act and hits them both with his whip. Tom continues his aid despite Lucy’s protest....
(The entire section is 969 words.)