Beloved: A Darkness in 124
What is the significance of the number 124? Is the number 124 merely a place or can it actually be characterized as something more important in this novel? In my opinion 124 is more significant than a simple address. The number 124 can be characterized as one of the main characters within the novel. This number is not only significant because it is the origin of the haunting character of Beloved, but it is in
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became a drab, colorless place once again.
What was the significance of the number 124 in Toni Morrison’s Beloved? 124 had been more than just an address. It had been a place where a generous white man of the community had been born, it had been a symbol for Baby Suggs’ freedom, a place for Beloved’s haunting, and a place for Sethe to lie in peace just as Baby Suggs had and wait to die.