Beloved Essay

Pages: 3 (1050 words) Published: May 15, 2011
There goes a time when the bad and good side of a person shows the aspect on human natures identity. A mother is defined as, “ a women who raises and nurtures a child”, but what really is a good or bad mother. A mother is supposed to be there every step of the way with her child. She would not want her precious 'baby' to get hurt otherwise, and would want her baby to be like herself. A bad mother can be ridiculed as a lazy mother who doesn't want to do anything with her child. Mostly the opposite from a good mother. Toni Morrison has created many characters with different points of views; the bad and/or good side of Sethe. Shows a mother's love towards her children, and how they would learn from her mistakes. The job of a mother is hard to handle, but it is a way to show how their children will end up. In this paper I will analyze the good and bad side of Sethe as the role of a mother.

Though as the role of becoming a mother is hard work, Sethe wants to find a way to take care of her children. Sethe, an independent mother who runs away from Sweet Home, a slave plantation to escape the pain of slavery, tries to cope with her past and gets haunted by her reincarnated daughter, Beloved. In her escape, Sethe kills her children and succeeds on killing her baby daughter. Sethe was trying to save her milk for her children while she was with Baby Suggs. “ I was pregnant with Denver but I had milk for my baby girl. I hadn't stopped nursing her when I sent her on ahead with howard and Buglar...All I knew I had to get my milk to my baby girl...The milk would be there and I would be there with it.” (19) Sethe, harassed and raped by schoolteacher's nephews while she was pregnant with Denver steals and drinks Sethes' per-nurtured milk from her breast in her aching torture. Paul D. catches a glimpse of Sethes back and find out her scars. Sethe then responds, “ They used cowhide on you? And they took my milk. They beat you and you was pregnant and they took my milk!” (20) As a...
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