Toni Morrison Essay | Is Sethe a Character More Deserving of Pity or Scorn?

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Is Sethe a Character More Deserving of Pity or Scorn?

Summary: In Toni Morrison's novel Beloved, Sethe, an escaped slave, tries to rebuild her life while making critical choices that affect many people in her life. Sethe is more deserving of pity than of scorn due to her tragic and traumatizing life experiences.
To be a person deserving of pity is to be someone who has had a life of horrible and life-changing experiences. In the novel, Beloved, Sethe, the main character, is an escaped slave shown throughout the story going through many horrific events. Sethe escaped the Sweet Home plantation to Ohio because of the terrible living conditions she endured there as a slave. The journey to Ohio was quite intense, on the way Sethe went into labour, and was forced to give birth to her fourth child in a boat. When Sethe arrived in Ohio, she lived in house number 124. Her life in Ohio was just as bad as it was at the Sweet Home. Sethe endured many hardships, and was isolated from the community. Only after being at 124 for a short period of time, the Schoolteacher, the man who was...

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