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Beloved Short Paper - Brooke Galietto English 355 Short...

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Brooke Galietto February 23, 2011 English 355 – Short Paper #3 Beloved – Toni Morrison Compartmentalization is something that we all do subconsciously. For example, if I have a finance exam tomorrow I gather my finance books and go to King Library where I sit in a cubicle; I don’t let any distractions into my new space not even my book assigned for English class or my cell phone or anything that would remind me of the looming argument with my mother. I won’t allow anything in my cubicle that might “open up a can of worms” as they say. When someone undergoes a traumatic experience it is common for him or her to compartmentalize on steroids. Sethe and Paul D have compartmentalized their emotions in an extreme way. However, they don’t simply compartmentalize the things going on in their life on certain occasions but instead they must block out certain emotions and memories in order to make it through daily life. “Opening up a can of worms” seems to be the biggest fear Paul D and Sethe face.
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This document was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course ENG 355 at Miami University.

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