Stowe's Equailty

Equality no matter what!
"With our short sight we affect to take a comprehensive view of eternity. Our horizon is the universe. " -Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Dunbar’s art of equality was expressed through his thoughts on truth on Harriet Stowe in his poem, Harriet Beecher Stowe. Dunbar pours his heart into portraying Stowe as one who told truth of the horrors and errors of the world. Dunbar expresses, "She told the story, and the whole world wept..."Stowe’s voice carried much truth about social and women’s rights. The spirit he describes in the text is one which possessed a spiritual and predestined declaration. Her unstoppable courage allowed for individuals to see how strong they were on her quest to save, fight and master selflessness. Dunbar portrays the equality of humans to be fought with pride, revealing hard cruelties, and harsh realities. Not everyone is a Harriet Beecher Stowe, but only some are called to compose their life as a work of art. Stowe addresses social issues. She also addresses women's rights since men were at war during the Civil War. This separation made the roles of women and equality in general an afterthought back home.

To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid detail of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization. –Harriet Beecher Stowe

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