An Ohio Senator and his wife. Senator Bird has recently argued for the passage of a bill making it a crime to aid escaping slaves. Mrs. Bird believes this bill is immoral, and is cheered to discover her husband is more than willing to help Eliza and Harry as they pass through Ohio en route to Canada.
Senator and Mrs. Bird Quotes in Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Uncle Tom's Cabin quotes below are all either spoken by Senator and Mrs. Bird or refer to Senator and Mrs. Bird. 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:).
Chapter 9 Quotes
You ought to be ashamed, John! Poor, homeless, houseless creatures! It’s a shameful, wicked, abominable law, and I’ll break it, for one, the first time I get a chance . . . .
Related Characters: Senator and Mrs. Bird (speaker)
Related Symbols: The Bible
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Senator and Mrs. Bird Character Timeline in Uncle Tom's Cabin
The timeline below shows where the character Senator and Mrs. Bird appears in Uncle Tom's Cabin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9: In Which It Appears That a Senator is but a Man
An Ohio state Senator named Bird is at home with his wife and children; he has recently been away... (full context)
Mrs. Bird asks her husband what he would do if an escaped slave came to their home,... (full context)
Eliza begins telling her story. The Birds reveal that they have recently lost a child, and Mrs. Bird, the children, and a... (full context)
Beecher Stowe claims that the Senator only knew fugitive slaves in the abstract, thus allowing him to argue for the passage... (full context)
...never joined a church till he found one that understood slavery as explicitly immoral. The Senator places Eliza and Harry in Van Trompe’s care, then leaves for Columbus in order to... (full context)