In Toni Morrison Beloved, the main character Sethe must confront the past and Beloved in order to heal the wounds it has caused. The main character Sethe is disturbed by the traumas of racism and slavery, which caused her to kill her first infant name Beloved. Throughout the novel, Sethe works hard to avoid the past, which has caused her nothing but pain and horror while she was at the Sweet Home. The relationship between
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protect her infant the best way she possible could. In order for Sethe to overcome her past, she needed to cure herself. Sethe needed to recognize and accept her own value as a person, separate and apart from being just the mother of her children. Beloved not being there help both Denver and Sethe to understand each other better and have more respect toward each other.
Morrison, Toni. Beloved. New York. Penguin Group. 1987.