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by Toni Morrison

Discussion & Essay Questions

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Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions

  1. What is Beloved exactly? Is she Sethe's baby girl, back from the dead? Or is she a runaway slave who's got some serious issues with her memory? On one hand, you've got all these spooky, "What a coincidence!" moments with Beloved. On the other hand, you've got characters like Stamp Paid dropping the idea that Beloved's just a runaway slave girl from nearby. Which is it? Does it even have to be one or the other?