The Bluest Eye And Beloved By Toni Morrison Essay

1341 Words Dec 15th, 2016 6 Pages
Toni Morrison, a prolific American author, has created numerous memorable characters in the 116 books she has written. Most of her characters within her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue and richly detailed African-American characters. Morrison continued to explore the African-American experience in its many forms and eras in her work.
Two of her novels, The Bluest Eye and Beloved, feature such characters, but with substantial differences in setting, time period and situation. In Beloved, Sethe, a former slave, lives in Cincinnati with her daughter, Denver, and her mother-in-law, Baby Suggs. She 's been ostracized from her community because, about 15 years before our story begins, she did the unthinkable: she killed one of her own children. There was a good reason for it, of course—if child-killing can ever be justified. Sethe was trying to keep her children from slave catchers, Baby Suggs dies. That leaves Denver all alone (she 's got two brothers, Howard and Bugler, but they ran off years ago). There is one character still around the house, It 's a ghost, 124 Bluestone is haunted. Furniture gets thrown around the house; people get moved. Sethe doesn 't seem to mind too much though, she 's got a good job as a cook, and she 's got her daughter. Things are about as good -or as bad- as they 're ever going to be. That 's when Paul D Garner shows up, Paul D lived with Sethe at Sweet Home, the plantation where they both were enslaved. He remembers just about…

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