Look that it be, Whether for lustral rite or dire portent, Of its own arduous fulness reverent:
Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work. Slaves were told they were subhuman and were traded as commodities whose worth could be expressed in dollars.
Sethe, also, was treated as a subhuman. Thus, she sees the best part of herself as her children. Yet her children also have volatile, unstable identities. As a result of their inability to believe in their own existences, both Baby Suggs and Paul D become depressed and tired.
While a slave, Paul D developed self-defeating coping strategies to protect him from the emotional pain he was forced to endure. Other slaves—Jackson Till, Aunt Phyllis, and Halle—went insane and thus suffered a complete loss of self. Sethe fears that she, too, will end her days in madness.
Indeed, she does prove to be mad when she kills her own daughter.
Where slavery exists, everyone suffers a loss of humanity and compassion. The Importance of Community Solidarity Beloved demonstrates the extent to which individuals need the support of their communities in order to survive.
Sethe first begins to develop her sense of self during her twenty-eight days of freedom, when she becomes a part of the Cincinnati community.
Similarly, Denver discovers herself and grows up when she leaves and becomes a part of society. Paul D and his fellow prison inmates in Georgia prove able to escape only by working together.
Baby Suggs feels the slight as a grave betrayal from which she never fully recovers. At the end of the novel, the black community makes up for its past misbehavior by gathering at to collectively exorcise Beloved.Leave it to Amy Denver to encapsulate Beloved in seven words.
This quotation should leave you with the word foreshadowing flashing in your brain in Broadway-style lights. "I was talking about time.
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LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Beloved, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. The ThemeTracker below shows where, and to what degree, the theme of Storytelling, Memory, and the Past appears in each chapter of Beloved. Click or tap on any chapter to read its.
In Beloved, the past isn't just one thing—it's more like a collection of stories that changes with each person's telling.. Forgetting Beloved is .