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    This quote highlights the recurring theme of “simple joys” of freedom in “Beloved”. Despite being a slave, Sethe learns the joy of freedom by sneaking out into the cornfields with her love interest, Halle. Sethe whimsical diction equates the beauty of the corn silk to freedom. The use of words like “tight sheath” and “loose silk” use corn to display a contrast between freedom and slavery. While I never have never had my freedom stripped away from me like Sethe, I also can appreciate the “simple

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    The Importance of Color in Toni Morrison's Beloved        Toni Morrison's Beloved - a novel that addresses the cruelties that result from slavery.  Morrison depicts the African American's quest for a new life while showing the difficult task of escaping the past.  The African American simply wants to claim freedom and create a sense of community.  In Beloved, the characters suffer not from slavery itself, but as a result of slavery - that is to say the pain occurs as they reconstruct themselves

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    of Color as a Symbol in Beloved         In Beloved, Toni Morrison portrays the barbarity and cruelty of slavery. She emphasizes the African American’s desire for a new life as they try to escape their past while claiming their freedom and creating a sense of community.  In Beloved, "Much of the characters’ pain occurs as they reconstruct themselves, their families, and their communities after the devastation of slavery" (Kubitschek 115). Throughout the novel, Morrison uses color to symbolically

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    In her novel Beloved, Toni Morrison utilizes a circular narrative to emphasize the similarities, or lack thereof, between her characters. In Philip Page’s article, “Circularity in Toni Morrison’s Beloved,” he writes, “The plot is developed through repetition and variation of one or more core-images in overlapping waves... And it is developed through... the spiraling reiteration of larger, mythical acts such as birth, death, rebirth, quest-journeys, and the formation and disintegration of families”

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    In the novel Beloved by Toni Morrison, two major settings of Sethe’s life enhance the plot by comparing Sethe’s goals at the beginning of the story to the outcome at the end. Sethe runs away from Sweet Home to 124 in pursuit of finding safety, peace, and freedom. Morrison uses 124 Bluestone Road, Sethe’s haunted residence, and Sweet Home, the place where she used to work as a slave, to uncover repressed memories of Sethe’s experiences with slavery and why she murdered Beloved. Sweet Home was a plantation

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    PRINCESS O’NIKA AUGUSTE ATLANTA, GEORGIA Beloved is one of the most beautifully written books and Toni Morrison is one of the best authors in the world. After reading the Bluest Eye and seeing how captivating it is, it is not highly expectant to think that Beloved would be just as enchanting. Anyone who has read Beloved would read it again and those of us who have not should be dying to read it. Beloved is a historical fiction novel based on a

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    . Beloved is one of the most beautifully written books and Toni Morrison is one of the best authors in the world. After reading the Bluest Eye and seeing how captivating it is, it is not highly expectant to think that Beloved to be just as enchanting. Anyone who has read Beloved would read it again and those of us who have not should be dying to read it. Beloved is a historical fiction novel based on a true historical incident. Beloved is

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    but I never saw one who was willing to go back and be a slave” (Harriet Tubman Quotes). In the novel Beloved, the dehumanizing elements of slavery affect the characters in every aspect of their lives. Toni Morrison paints the picture of slavery in a realistic frame. In her foreword she explains she wanted to throw the readers into chaos to simulate the real effects of racism and slavery (Morrison XIX). Throughout the story, readers get a brutal taste of how slavery was. They juggle the possibility

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    between races, classes, and genders. Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved is a story that truly shows how oppressive slavery was during the setting of the book. Similarly to the inequality faced during the time of slavery, while Morrison was writing the her novel the issue of women’s equality was present, and being fought for. Morrison, through Beloved, is able to show the world her views on inequality, and how it is still present in life today. Morrison is African American, she was born into a family of four

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    Beloved Critical Reviews The past comes back to haunt accurately in Beloved. Written by Toni Morrison, a prominent African-American author and Noble Prize winner for literature, the novel Beloved focuses on Sethe, a former slave who killed her daughter, Beloved, before the story begins. Beloved returns symbolically in the psychological issues of each character and literally in human form. The novel is inspired by the true story of Margaret Garner, a slave in the 1850s, who committed infanticide

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