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Beloved Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 20 Summary

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Chapter 20 Summary

Sethe thinks about Beloved. She decides she does not have to explain anything to her daughter because Beloved came back of her own free will. Sethe decides to enjoy her time with Beloved. She puts together fantastic plans for ways to enjoy the days.

She remembers the way she escaped from Sweet Home after her first beating. She did not know if she heard a signal, but she left anyway. She had hoped that her children were safe. Sethe resents Paul D for saying that she should have come up with another solution than just killing her children. Sethe decides that Beloved is her daughter.

Chapter 20 Analysis

This entire chapter is a stream-of-consciousness narrative that is happening entirely in Sethe's mind. The unbroken, single paragraph in this chapter symbolizes the crowded mish-mash of thoughts that Sethe feels when she thinks about Beloved and her daughter.

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