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Beloved

Beloved

by Toni Morrison

Beloved: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. Why is 124 Bluestone Road an atypical home?There aren't any men in it.
2. What makes the community of free blacks in Cincinnati ticked off at Baby Suggs?Baby Suggs has way too much good fortune. And food. How does one person have so much food?!
3. What makes Sweet Home not a home for Sethe and the Sweet Home men?Schoolteacher arrives and makes life a living hell for everyone.
4. Why is Beloved's love for Sethe so creepy?Beloved is actually trying to get Paul D all for herself.
5. When Paul D, Sethe, and Denver come home from the carnival, their shadows look like they're almost holding hands. Why is this moment important?The moment foreshadows the ending of the book, in which the three of them come back together again as a happy family.

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