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Beloved: Quotes (What Was Said) True or False
1) "A fully dressed woman walked out of the water." Who's this woman and why is she fully dressed in water? -> Amy Denver—And, really, do we need to ask why Amy does anything? The girl's running away for the sake of velvet, for crying out loud. There is no reason for her actions.
What's the last thing Paul D says to Sethe? -> "I've been really tryin' baby, tryin' to hold back these feelings for so long, and if you feel like I feel baby, come on, oh come on, let's get it on, let's get it on, let's get it on, let's get it on."
What causes Paul D to say to himself, "Red heart. Red heart. Red heart"? -> Denver just spooked him in the shed by dressing up like Beloved, with a deer's heart pumping in her hand.
When Paul D thinks about Sethe at the end of the novel, he recalls what Sixo once said: "She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order." Who is Sixo talking about? -> Sethe
Here's Baby Suggs talking: "'Here,' she said, 'in this here place, we flesh; flesh that weeps, laughs; flesh that dances on bare feet in grass. Love it. Love it hard. Yonder they do not love your flesh. They despise it. They don't love your eyes; they'd just as soon pick em out. No more do they love the skin on your back. Yonder they flay it." To whom is she speaking? -> Paul D