Characters and Plot in Beloved
A critical analysis of the main characters and plot from the novel “Beloved”.
A critical analysis of the main characters and plot from the novel “Beloved”. The author analyzes three main themes: slavery, racism and African-American women. The author discusses the representation of the hopes, aspirations, and historical memories of black America in the novel.
“Beloved is a novel set in Ohio during 1873, several years after the Civil War. The book centers on characters who struggle fruitlessly to keep their painful recollections of the past at bay. The whole story revolves around issues of race, gender, family relationships and the supernatural, covering two generations and three decades up to the 19th century. Concentrating on events arising from the Fugitive Slave Act of 1856, it describes the horrendous consequences of an escape from slavery for Sethe, her children and Paul D.”