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Unformatted text preview: predominantly white, and therefore predominantly harsh and hateful society. Among many examples throughout the novel, on is when Sethe says in Chapter 19, “She had taken pains to keep them out, but knew full well that at any moment they could rock her…Drain her mother’s milk, they had already done. Divided her back into plant life-that too. Driven her fat bellied into the woods- they had done that. They buttered Halle’s face, gave Paul D iron to eat; crisped Sixo; hanged her own mother” (222). This quote exemplifies how Morrison depicts white people as the people who have terrorized her protagonists and all of the other black people in the novel, as well as Amy- who is ostracized from white society, and therefore is the only white character that Morrison is well-disposed towards....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PLS 120 taught by Professor Nichols during the Spring '08 term at Union.
- Spring '08
- Beloved, Sethe, Beloved