Set in post-Civil War Ohio, it is the story of Sethe, an escaped slave who has risked her life in order to wrench herself from a living death; who has lost a husband and buried a child; who has borne the unthinkable of killing her baby and not gone mad. Sethe, who now lives in a small house on the edge of town with her daughter, Denver, her mother-in-law, Baby Suggs, and a disturbing,
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came 28 days ago, attests to the horror of slavery.
Morrison tries to relay through Sethe that slavery is horrible. The fact that one could be so desperate to get one's self and loved ones safe from the clutches of slavery testifies to this fact. Thus, Sethe's actions, sending away her children, making that trip alone and pregnant, and attempting to murder of her children, stand as testimonies to the evils of slavery and its affects.