Uncle Tom’s wife, Aunt Chloe is an important member of the Shelby estate. She is terribly upset when Tom is sold and finds work as a baker in Louisville, with her wages going to help buy back Tom. At the end of the novel she has earned enough money to buy Tom's freedom, only to learn that Tom has died on the Legree estate.
Aunt Chloe Quotes in Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Uncle Tom's Cabin quotes below are all either spoken by Aunt Chloe or refer to Aunt Chloe. 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 numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Bantam Books edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin published in 1981.).
Chapter 4 Quotes
How easy white folks al’us does things!
Related Characters: Aunt Chloe (speaker)
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Aunt Chloe Character Timeline in Uncle Tom's Cabin
The timeline below shows where the character Aunt Chloe appears in Uncle Tom's Cabin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: An Evening in Uncle Tom’s Cabin
...simple, its front covered in beautiful flowers, with an interior organized around a hearth. Aunt Chloe, Uncle Tom’s devoted wife, prepares a meal for the family. She is known to be... (full context)
...“Mas’r George,” the thirteen-year-old son of George Shelby. As Tom perseveres at his lessons, Aunt Chloe remarks that reading and writing, and other activities like it, come more easily to whites... (full context)
Chapter 5: Showing the Feelings of Living Property on Changing Owners
...the tears any human being might on being confronted with such horrible circumstances. Eliza asks Chloe to tell George that she loves him, that she and Harry are escaping to Canada,... (full context)
Chapter 7: The Mother’s Struggle
Chapter 8: Eliza’s Escape
Chapter 10: The Property is Carried Off
Chapter 14: Evangeline
Chapter 19: Miss Ophelia’s Experience and Opinions (Continued)
Chapter 21: Kentuck
...Kentucky, on the Shelby plantation, Mrs. Shelby tells her husband that Tom’s letter to Aunt Chloe has arrived. Mr. Shelby hints that business affairs have not improved much since Tom’s sale... (full context)
Chapter 41: The Young Master
Chapter 44: The Liberator