St. Clare’s lovely and deeply religious daughter, Eva becomes close friends with after Tom rescues her from drowning. Eva and Tom study the Bible together and pray, and Eva serves as an inspiration to her father, Uncle Tom, Miss Ophelia, and other slaves in the St. Clare household. She falls ill and dies, saying that she is going to a “better place” to be home with her heavenly Father. She wishes that she might die for the sake of those she loves.
Eva St. Clare Quotes in Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Uncle Tom's Cabin quotes below are all either spoken by Eva St. Clare or refer to Eva St. Clare. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Bantam Books edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin published in 1981.).
Chapter 14: Evangeline Quotes
And you shall have good times . . . . Papa is very good to everybody, only he always will laugh at them.
Chapter 24: Foreshadowings Quotes
It’s jest no use tryin’ to keep Miss Eva here . . . She’s got the Lord’s mark in her forehead.
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Eva St. Clare Character Timeline in Uncle Tom's Cabin
The timeline below shows where the character Eva St. Clare appears in Uncle Tom's Cabin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 14: Evangeline
...beautiful, fair-haired, blue-eyed child, dressed always in white, whom the narrator likens to an angel. Evangeline, as she is known, walks all over the vessel and smiles at the slaves, the... (full context)
...should result in a lower price. In truth, however, St. Clare recognizes Tom’s kindness and Eva’s apparent love for him. St. Clare introduces himself to Tom and promises to make him... (full context)
Chapter 15: Of Tom’s New Master, and Various Other Matters
Chapter 16: Tom’s Mistress and Her Opinions
...says educating slaves is worthless. Ophelia also criticizes St. Clare for letting Tom play with Eva; she finds this “dreadful.” St. Clare says that the two care for each other and... (full context)
Chapter 19: Miss Ophelia’s Experience and Opinions (Continued)
Chapter 20: Topsy
...past. Once, while doing chores, Miss Ophelia believes Topsy has stolen a bow belonging to Eva, and after threatening her, convinces Topsy to admit stealing it and other trinkets besides. Miss... (full context)
Chapter 22: “The Grass Withereth—The Flowers Fadeth”
Chapter 23: Henrique
...Henrique. Henrique is a handsome, difficult, and aristocratic child who is enamored of his cousin Eva. Henrique’s slave Dodo brings around the boy’s horse, and though Dodo cleaned it earlier, the... (full context)
Chapter 24: Foreshadowings
Chapter 25: The Little Evangelist
Chapter 26: Death
...life, with his daughter’s coming death being the most severe. Although St. Clare questions how Eva can love Jesus without having proof of his existence, Eva says that she believes in... (full context)
Chapter 27: “This Is the Last of the Earth”
Chapter 28: Reunion
Chapter 32: Dark Places
Chapter 35: The Tokens