Beloved Essay | Beloved: Examining the Theme of Memory

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Beloved: Examining the Theme of Memory

Summary: Describes the importance and influence of 'rememory' in the book 'Beloved' by Toni Morrison. Explores how "rememory" helped characters Sethe and Paul D move on.
In everyone's life there is a moment that is so dreadful and horrific that it is best to try to push it further and further back into your mind. When traumatized it is very natural to shut off the memory and in order to self-defense suppress the awful emotional experience. Very often is thought that this neglecting and abandoning is the best way to forget. So did Sethe and Paul D. Trying to ignore their past and avoid any confrontations related, they seeked to forget their awful memories. But forgetting is very temporary. It lasts only until the smallest event triggers the memory and then the horrible past is experienced once again sometimes ever so painful as it was. Toni Morrison carries Sethe on a journey from being a woman who identifies herself only with motherhood, to a woman who begins to identify herself...

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