Toni Morrison depicts the physical and psychological effects slavery has on an African American woman and her family following the civil war in her famous book, Beloved. Throughout the novel, Morrison uses various themes to capture the impact of slavery had on the various characters portrayed in Beloved. The effects on these characters were not just physical but psychological as well. The impact of slavery has left a great impression on this family even
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normally would not do and kept many from living the life that they would have wanted to live. We can also see that slavery not only affect those who were slaves but their children as well, as many had to grow up without parents, children, siblings, or spouses. Like the imagery of birds flying together in the story, what the African Americans wanted was just their freedom, to fly away from all the racial injustice.