Theme Of Color In Toni Morrison's Beloved

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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 …show more content…
This dark and sinful smell foreshadows the events that follow after the death of “grandma baby”. Baby Suggs senses that darkness is going to come into the life of her daughter-in-law, Sethe, in the form of high top shoes that she dislikes. This form of darkness that she senses is Beloved. Beloved was dressed in new clothes including the high top shoes that Baby Suggs disliked so much that Toni Morrison stated it back to back! This usage of foreshadowing is used as preparation for the following darkness that consumes Sethe. Beloved begins to torment Sethe and Denver by withering their own mother away. Eventually Denver is forced to leave the haunted 124 in order to help her mom survive by collecting donations of food through the church. She also spreads the word on what is happening to her mom and people think that it is a fair punishment for what Sethe did to her baby eighteen years …show more content…
This freaky point of the book captures the moment in which Sethe finally sees what she has been looking for in Beloved. It also explains why she took her under her wing in the first place. After Beloveds arrival, Sethe pondered at the possibility of it being so that her baby has come home after eighteen years. He was so bottled up in her return that she did not realize that the ghost of her baby was after her and begun taking her over. A foreshadowing to this event was when Sethe and Denver were at the stream along with Beloved and Beloved began choking Sethe when Sethe was delving into her “rememory” about her little baby. Only Denver picked up on the incident later telling Beloved that she saw what she did to her mother. In the section “Took them away from their green leaves,” indicates how Sethe took the life of her baby away as if she cut her blooming child away from its stem. After Sethe killed her own child she tried to forget about her past and what she had done. However, Beloved comes back into her life like the thoughts ripping through the barrier in which she created to block off the

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