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Beloved Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 2 Summary

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Chapter 2 Summary

Sethe and Paul D go upstairs to have sex. However, the sex is unsatisfying and they are both disappointed. Sethe's scars disgust Paul D. He thinks they are not like a tree at all because trees are inviting. He remembers meeting some of his fellow slaves under a tree at Sweet Home.

The fact that Paul D could not even wait to get undressed before he was done disgusts Sethe. She is angry with Paul D for casting the ghost out of the house. She thinks about Sweet Home and the men there, but she thinks that even Halle was nothing but a man. She thinks about how she and Baby Suggs had spent much of their lives seeing people moved around like checkers, and her children were moved around too. Paul thinks about Sixo and the way he would walk a 34-mile round trip to see...

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