Throughout the book Uncle Tom's Cabin the setting changes.Tom is later sold to New Orleans and then to a plantation up the Red River.At each new place Tom goes his faith in God is put to the test,but Tom stays pious and refuses to turn away from God.In Kentucky Tom is owned by Andy Shelby,a kindly master,who has fallen in to debt and is forced to sell his slaves.Tom is sold to a slave trader named Haley.He ends up in New Orleans in the possession of a romantic and flighty man by the name of St.Clare. After the unfortunate death of St.Clare and his daughter Tom is sold to a wicked plantation owner,Simon Legree,up the Red River.
The main character in Uncle Tom's Cabin is Uncle Tom.He is a kindly, uncommonly honest and over all a good man.Tom maintains his faith in God although it is often tested.He is an obedient and hard working slave.He endures his fate while helping others in need escape theirs.He befriends other slaves who want to escape in Canada.He has a wife named Aunt Chloe who is the Shelby's cook.She too is a very good and pious person.Who vows to buy back Tom when he is sold and works hard to try to do so. .
There is also Eliza,the Shelby's maid and her son Harry,who she learns is being sold to the slave trader along with Uncle Tom.She is pain stricken to think that she my be separated from her son and asks Tom for help.
Andy's wife is against slavery and begs Andy not to sell Harry.She is pleased with Eliza and Harry's escape.
When Eilza appeals to Tom for help he advises that she along with her son run and the two quietly slip into the night.Though Tom decides he will not do the same.Andy's wife who is against slavery and begged Andy not to sell Harry is pleased with Eliza and Harry's escape.
Soon after the search for Eliza and Harry begins.The slave trader,Haley,along with two slaves track Eliza down but she narrowly escapes by jumping into a river.Haley then hires a slave hunter named Loker to continue to track her.