Uncle Tom's Cabin Web Experience
By: Elizabeth Ho and Bernice Gomez
The children are all playing together hand in hand while the slave master is further and bridging the distance with a whip.
From afar the white stands and condemns the man as he's falling into the chasm.
The blacks are united on one side while the whites are distant and on opposing sides.
Again the children are merrily play together while the while keeps his distance with a riding whip all by himself.
The two whites while obviously are emotionally close keep their distance as they converse.
The man at the door is alone as he observes the other in the room.
Analysis By: Elizabeth
The whites while seem to be more ‘civilized’ in the demeanor seem to be lonely and even when others are in the room they are not together, but simply sharing the space. The slaves all seem to be interacting with those that they share the space with. While the whites seem to be standing over the blacks especially the children, the children run together and seem to continue to have fun. It seems that even within the whites there is a social order with some over the others in the same manner that the whites are over the blacks.
Analysis By: Bernice
Subtly, the images depict the relationships within each race. Amplifying the connection the slaves find with each other through their similar lifestyle that is full of hardship. The whites portrayed in the images, convey and individualized person, who most commonly in these images stand afar alone without the friendships within the black community.
In these images I would expect that with all the wealth and power, whites would always be accompanied with friends. Though despite all the wealth the have, emotionally the artist convey a sense of loneliness within the white community. An emptiness that comes at the price of wealth.