A fair-skinned black woman, Cassy has lived a life of misfortune, moving from one man to another but managing to learn to read and write, to speak French, and to gain knowledge of the Christian faith. She is sold to Simon Legree and exercises a great deal of control over his estate. She comes to care for Tom, who inspires her, by his spiritual strength, to attempt an escape with Emmeline.
Cassy Character Timeline in Uncle Tom's Cabin
The timeline below shows where the character Cassy appears in Uncle Tom's Cabin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 33: Cassy
Chapter 34: The Quadroon’s Story
Chapter 35: The Tokens
...is complaining of the complications introduced by Uncle Tom’s refusal to cooperate with his demands. Cassy comes into the room and Legree believes she has returned to live with him, but... (full context)
Chapter 36: Emmeline and Cassy
Chapter 38: The Victory
Chapter 39: The Stratagem
...the most superstitious. Later, after turning over the garret’s haunting in his mind, Legree asks Cassy if she believes in spirits, and she answers, cunningly, that “it doesn’t matter” what she... (full context)
Chapter 40: The Martyr
Chapter 41: The Young Master
Chapter 42: An Authentic Ghost Story
...is driven slowly crazy by the noises from the garret and begins drinking more heavily. Cassy puts on Legree’s mother’s shroud and visits Legree in the night, scaring him even more.... (full context)
Chapter 43: Results