Beloved is not narrated chronologically

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Beloved  is not narrated chronologically; it is composed of flashbacks, memories, and nightmares. As  a result, it is not an easy read if you haven't encountered William Faulkner, James Joyce, or Virginia  Woolf. Following, we have constructed a basic outline of the action in the story. In no way, however,  does it reflect the wonder of Morrison's novel. Sethe, a 13-year-old child of unnamed slave parents, arrives at Sweet Home, an idyllic plantation in  Kentucky operated by Garner, an unusually humane master, and his wife, Lillian. Within a year,  Sethe selects Halle Suggs to be her mate and, by the time she is 18, bears him three children. After  Garner dies, his wife turns control of the plantation over to her brother-in-law, the schoolteacher, who  proves to be a brutal overseer. Schoolteacher's cruelty drives the Sweet Home slave men — Paul D, Halle, Paul A, and Sixo — to 
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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