Uncle Tom's Cabin Chapters 4-5: Summary and Analysis

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Chapters 4-5: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Uncle Tom: Shelby’s devout and trusted slave

Aunt Chloe: Tom’s wife, a cook for the Shelbys

Master George: thirteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Shelby

Mose, Pete, and the baby: Tom’s and Chloe’s children

Summary
Chapter 4 opens with a description of Uncle Tom’s cabin, “a small log building” near the plantation house. Inside, Aunt Chloe prepares dinner, fixing a variety of dishes. She is the head cook on the Shelby plantation, and her talents are known throughout the neighborhood. Also in the cabin are the three children of Uncle Tom and Aunt Chloe. Here the reader is introduced to Uncle Tom, the main character. He is described...

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