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Critical Essay – Slavery in Beloved

Beloved, the novel by Toni Morrison isn't really about slavery, although
everything each character does relates back to their past experiences in slavery.Sethe
would have never have killed Beloved if Sethe hadn't been a runaway slave.Sethe killed
Beloved to protect her from slavery.Denver would have never been lonely if Sethe
hadn't killed Beloved.Howard and Buglar, Sethe's sons would have never ran away if
Sethe hadn't murdered Beloved.Baby Suggs wouldn't have died so soon if Sethe hadn't
killed Beloved.Paul D wouldn't have left Sethe, if she hadn't murdered Beloved.All
these things were directly related to Sethe murdering Beloved, which she did to protect
The novel is about the interior lives of the characters.The novel lets you in on
Baby Suggs' interior life, her feelings when she became free,when she found out that
her grandkids and daughter in-law had made it, but her son Halle had not.The novel
lets in on how she knew that something bad was coming on the day that Sethe killed
Beloved.We also saw how slavery and white people affected Baby Suggs life, her time
I agree with Toni Morrison's quote about her novel Beloved . The novel isn't all
about slavery.It's about the effects of slavery and the interior lives of the characters.
Toni shows us the interior lives of all the characters and how they interact with each
other.She shows us how the characters feel about one another and the things that go on
in their lives.This novel teaches you the effects of slavery on people and their lives.

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