One of the themes so far is the law versus what is right. One example of this is the character of Mrs. Shelby. She treats her slaves almost like family as she thinks that is the right thing to do, but she still owns slaves. She lets her husband sell Tom and Harry even though she promised Eliza that she would not ever do such a thing. In addition, the law states that all citizens must help capture fugitives slaves, even if the institution of slavery is against what they believe to be right. An example of this is the character of Mr. Bird. He is a senator who has voted for the Fugitive Slave act, but when faced with actually returning a slave to an owner, he does what he feels is right and helps Eliza and Harry in their bid for freedom.
some themes of Uncle Toms Cabin are about
-women and femininity