Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Manager of the factory where George Harris used to work, Mr. Wilson spots Harris in disguise and warns him that, by fleeing, Harris is breaking the law and Christian teaching. Harris manages to convince Wilson that slavery itself is wrong, and that George must break these laws in order to protect his family and win his liberty.

Mr. Wilson Quotes in Uncle Tom's Cabin

The Uncle Tom's Cabin quotes below are all either spoken by Mr. Wilson or refer to Mr. Wilson. 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:
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). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Bantam Books edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin published in 1981.
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Mr. Wilson Character Timeline in Uncle Tom's Cabin

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Wilson appears in Uncle Tom's Cabin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11: In Which Property Gets into an Improper State of Mind
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At a hotel in N-----, a village in Kentucky, a short, older traveller named Mr. Wilson enters. He speaks to the owner about the town’s news and is shown a poster... (full context)
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Mr. Wilson believes he recognizes the newcomer. Following him to his suite, he calls to him as... (full context)
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Mr. Wilson and George argue further over the morality of George’s mission. George shows two pistols and... (full context)
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George tells Wilson of his life. His father was a white Kentucky slaveholder who had children by one... (full context)
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George tells Wilson that his wife and child have escaped. Wilson gives George money, which George accepts as... (full context)