A neighbor of the Shelbys, Mr. Symmes helps Eliza and Harry to escape by not providing information of their whereabouts to their former master. He claims that, although Mr. Shelby might be angry, he feels he has no obligation to turn over slaves who desire their freedom so ardently, and work so hard to get it.
Mr. Symmes Quotes in Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Uncle Tom's Cabin quotes below are all either spoken by Mr. Symmes or refer to Mr. Symmes. 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 7: The Mother’s Struggle Quotes
Besides, I don’t see no kind of ‘casion for me to be hunter and catcher for other folks, neither.
Mr. Symmes Character Timeline in Uncle Tom's Cabin
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Symmes appears in Uncle Tom's Cabin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7: The Mother’s Struggle