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the chains tearing the flesh of his ankles. Sixo seeks for individualism, a life in which he can create his own circumstances and outcomes. Morrison uses Sixo as an escape from the constant depression and oppression located amongst the text of Beloved. The Thirty-Mile Woman is a symbol of Sixo’s independence. He is a black man who is not afraid to fight back. As such, he poses a serious threat to the institution of slavery. For years, slavery was based on the constant oppression of blacks;…

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Thesis Statement / Essay Topic #3: The Complexity of Paul D. in “Beloved” by Toni Morrison
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At the beginning of the novel, Sethe says that she willnot leave 124 because she will never runfrom another thing in her life. Nevertheless, she is always fleeingher own memories. Instead of confronting her past, Sethe vigilantlytries to keep always ahead of it, always above it. By turning andengaging with her past, which Beloved’s appearance enables her todo, Sethe is able finally to preempt and lessen its blows.

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inflicted and self perpetuating. First as a poltergeist and later as a mysterious young woman, the memory of Beloved remains unrequited. Beloved's appetite is insatiable. She "never got enough of anything... the more she took, the more Sethe began to talk, explain.." (240-1). No effort, no amount, no explanation is adequate. Sethe gives her face to Beloved and still she demands more. Beloved eventually becomes bloated with Sethe's loving excesses, but her thirst remains unquenched. Paul D. understands…

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This becomes evident when Beloved, Denver, and Sethe, begin to recount their own individual memories, that entwine with one another. Beloved?s memories, however, contain an element that is lacking in the other narratives, a sense of otherworldliness. Such knowledge of slavery could only be obtained through a journey to the spiritual world. Therefore, Beloved is a paradox of naivete and timelessness as she recounts memories of crouching with the dead, experiencing a ?hot thing.? Slavery, in itself…

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Atwood, Margaret. "Margaret Atwood on the Practical Uses of the Supernatural in Beloved." Critical Essays on Toni Morrison's Beloved. Ed. Barbara H. Solomon. New York: G.K. Hall & Co., 1998. 29-32.

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From the very beginning of Beloved I have found something very striking about Denver's mannerisms toward Beloved. She is extremely possessive of her sister, not allowing Sethe to assist in caring for the young woman when she is ill. She treasures her time alone with Beloved while Sethe is at work in the restaurant more than anything in her life at that point. She is driven by a hunger to know about the mysterious history of her sister; a hunger that cannot be satisfied by her responses to Sethe and Paul D's simple questions. She furthermore appears to be completely devastated, throwing herself into a blinding and violent rage in the midst of the cold house, when she believes she has been abandoned by the third and most precious of her siblings. It is an attraction that evidently lies in something more complex and difficult to understand than mere sisterly love; it lies rather in the unsettling sense of desperation on Denver's part to be essentially one with Beloved.