beloved - Alice Thompson Beloved Both Paul D and Sethe had...

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Alice Thompson Beloved Both Paul D and Sethe had very different experiences as slaves. Paul D was one of three brothers and one of the Sweet Home men. He lived on Sweet Home before Sethe was brought there. Sethe was the first girl at Sweet Home after baby Suggs. She was bought to replace Baby Suggs who was freed by her son, Halle, giving up 20 years of Sundays to work for her freedom. “Maybe that was why she chose him. A twenty year old man so in love with his mother he gave up five years of Sabbaths just to see her sit down for a change…” (11). Sethe married Halle and they had children together. These children were not sold off. Their lives were good. The owners of Sweet Home were nice people and they treated their slaves with more respect than most. Mr. Garner, the owner, called his workers men, which was unusual at the time. “Y’all got boys, he told them, ‘Young boys, old boys, picky boys, stroppin boys. Now at Sweet Home, my niggers is men every one of em. Bought em thataway, raised em thataway. Men every one.” (11). While Mr. Garner was alive Paul D.
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HUMN 221 taught by Professor Waddy during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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