Legree


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Le•gree

(lɪˈgri)

n.
Simon, Simon Legree.
References in classic literature ?
Legree, who owns a cotton plantation on the Red river.
When the ARG arrived in the AOR in early March, its commanding officer Captain Larry LeGree noted that the ARG is "flexible and capable for any mission that should come our way".
Moreover, Vojacek's "Kassy" is simply "an elderly housekeeper of Legree (Stowe, 1853d: 179);" the entire motif of her sexual abuse (and potentially Emmeline's) is omitted.
He starts out by making up as Legree and Uncle Tom at once; he daubed one side of his face white with a few touches from his powder box; the other side was already black--there you are.
When he buys Tom, Legree also buys a beautiful young woman named Emmeline to be a concubine.
2000; Burns & Stalker, 1966; Damanpour, 1991; Kenny & Reedy, 2006; LeGree, 2004; Ruiz-Moreno, Garcia-Morales, & Llorens-Montes, 2008; Prakash & Gupta, 2008; Robbins & Judge, 2009; Roxborough, 2000; Walker, 2007).
In other words, the "psychologically perverted" slaveholder--an early incarnation of whom is Harriet Beecher Stowe's Simon Legree, the brutal slaveholder of Uncle Tom's Cabin, who beats, underfeeds, and overworks his slaves--has no place on a profitable plantation, and since the preponderance of plantations were profitable, they argue that the vast majority of slaveholders exercised a certain restraint.
The days of an employer being Simon Legree are gone," he said, referring to the cruel slave owner in "Uncle Tom's Cabin.
English: John Bull, Johnny Canuck, Simon Legree, Peter Pan
By the same token, he presumably would not object to preferring whites to play Simon Legree or to infiltrate the Klan.
Hidden Hill had such a notorious history that it is still rumored to have been the prototype for the setting of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, and its original owner, Robert McAlpin, the very model of Simon Legree.
The mysterious voices that swirl around, stupefy, and command the characters in Brockden Brown's Wieland (1798) belong not to some supernatural agent but to the sinister, highly skilled biloquist, Francis Carwin; the allegorical ghost of slavery that drives Simon Legree to alcoholic insanity in the chapter "An Authentic Ghost Story" from Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) is really the slave Cassy seeking revenge against Legree for his multiple atrocities; and the curse hurled at Colonel Pyncheon by Matthew Maule--that "God will give him blood to drink" (7)--which was used to explain the blood-coughing deaths of several Pyncheon patriarchs is clarified as apoplexy.