Predominant among Morrison

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Predominant among Morrison's themes is the presence of evil. The ghost of Beloved — an ironic  name that might have had "Dearly" carved ahead of it on the tombstone if Sethe had allowed herself  ten more minutes with the gravestone carver — makes itself felt in "turned-over slop jars, smacks on  the behind, and gusts of sour air." Later, like a flesh-and-blood poltergeist, Beloved rests under a tree  on the Thursday that Paul D, Sethe, and Denver return from the carnival. Shortly after, she creates  unsubtle havoc by alienating Paul D from the two women he has begun to think of as family.  However, like the table standing on three good legs and a reasonably stable repaired leg, the family,  on the surface, appears strong enough to support daily demands.
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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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