How The House Of 124 Is Lacking Color Having Dominant Browns And Greys

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In this portion of the book, Sethe thinks about how the house of 124 is lacking color having dominant browns and greys. On top of that she remembers how the baby used to love color especially the color pink which is found in chips on her little gravestone. The colors that Sethe recalls in her memory symbolize how her so called “rememory” is blurred. She does not quite visualize the entire scene of the baby’s death so all of the colors throughout her life begin to blend together into the greys and browns that are found entirely throughout the house. Color plays a huge role in Beloved. It indicates how characters are feeling about their environment. The two orange squares of the quilt on the bed in which Baby Suggs passed on are mesmerizing to those who notice them. The young girl Beloved stared at them while she was in the room which signified the colors importance and not only her but Paul D as well. The action of noticing the orange squares on the quilt seemed to solve the blurred memories of the past which began to explain how the current events in the book such as the reasons why Sethe feels motherly to Beloved as well as Baby Suggs message of the sense of wrongdoing that is off in the future.
When the refreshing new, in a sense family, walks home from a great day at the carnival they are surprised by a young woman who is sleeping on the front porch of 124. At this point, Sethe takes the girl under her wing and begins to provide care for her so she can help her get on…

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