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One among Plato’s so much profound and gorgeous works, Phaedrus takes the shape of a discussion among Socrates and Phaedrus, an beginner rhetorical fanatic, related to passionate or romantic love. focused on constructing rules of rhetoric, it argues that rhetoric is just appropriate as an artwork whilst it's firmly in accordance with the reality encouraged by way of love, the typical adventure of real philosophic task. it really is during this discussion that Plato employs the recognized photo of affection because the driving force of the chariot of souls.
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Aunt Phillis would have been very happy, the narrator tells us, to receive her freedom, but she 舠scorned the idea of . . obtaining it otherwise than as a gift from her owner舡 (Gossett, p. 228). As Phillis lays dying, her owner at last offers to free her and her children, but she refuses, arguing that her children will be more secure enslaved on a plantation than free in the North or in Africa. The sheer number of anti-Uncle Tom novels offers an inadvertent measure of the popularity of Uncle Tom, while the vehemence of their attacks on abolitionism is a backhanded tribute to its potential to effect political change.

The antics of Sam and Andy raise the latter possibility. Playful, cunning, full of ludicrous affectations, prone to misspeak, willing to do almost anything for a slice of pie舒Sam and Andy are a compendium of racialist, even racist, clichȳs. But it is significant that much of what they do is in the service of delaying the slave catchers in pursuit of Eliza. The novel seems to find humor in their antics (putting burrs under horses舗 saddles, wildly waving palmetto fans, violently sneezing at the most inopportune of moments), but the purpose of these antics could not be more serious.

Clare really has talked to me as if keeping Mammy from her husband was like keeping me from mine. There舗s no comparing in this way. Mammy couldn舗t have the feelings that I should. It舗s a different thing altogether,舒of course it is,舒and yet St. Clare pretends not to see it. 舡 (page 172) Š 舠Religion! Is what you hear at church religion? Is that which can bend and turn, and descend and ascend, to fit every crooked phase of selfish, worldly society, religion? Is that religion which is less scrupulous, less generous, less just, less considerate for man, than even my own ungodly, worldly, blinded nature?

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