Study Guide

Beloved Characters

Sethe

Sure, the whole book is named after Beloved. But hey, just because you have something named after...

Beloved

Where to begin? Beloved is the sun, the moon, the stars… in other words, she's everything...

Denver

If you think Beloved has the right to some serious griping, wait until you read about Denver....

Paul D

Paul D is damaged goods with a heart of gold. Think dark, tall, handsome, and sensitive....

Baby Suggs

Baby Suggs is that person you go to with all of your deep, scary problems—the kind of...

Stamp Paid

If ever there were a character defined by his name, Stamp Paid's the guy. In fact, he straight...

Schoolteacher

Sometimes evil looks a lot like a vanilla wafer. And that's schoolteacher—a boring,...

Halle

All that we know about Halle comes in bits and pieces. He's a devoted son, able to buy Baby...

Sixo

Sixo's the ultimate rebel. If he were around today, he'd probably be an activist, maybe even a...

Mr. and Mrs. Garner

Is there such a thing as a good slaveowner? That's what you have to ask yourself when you come...

Mr. and Miss Bodwin

This brother and sister duo is a lot like the Garners; they're the "safe," "good" white folks in...

Ella

If there's a center to the community of black women in the book, it's Ella. She's the one to...

Lady Jones

Lady Jones might seem a cliché at first—like the Michelle Pfeiffer character from...

Janey Wagon

Janey's the practical, tell-it-like-it-is servant for the Bodwins. She's fiercely protective of...

Amy Denver

Amy Denver may seem like a totally random minor character, but as you can probably guess, nothing...

Paul A and Paul F

These two are kind of like Bill and Ted or Tweedledee and Tweedledum—without the funny....