Chapters 4-5: Summary and Analysis
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
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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