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Beloved Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 23 Summary

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Chapter 23 Summary

Sethe is the face that Beloved lost. She is the one that was picking leaves and putting them into the round basket. Sethe left her. However, she found her in that house and she is there to stay.

Sethe asks Beloved if she remembers her. She does. Beloved asks about the "men without skin" (215), but Sethe says she ran them off. Beloved says that she wanted to help Sethe, but she could not. Beloved is claimed by all three of the women.

Chapter 23 Analysis

This chapter begins as Beloved is thinking to herself. Then it moves into a conversation between Sethe and Beloved. Then it moves into a conversation between Denver and Beloved. After that, it moves around between the minds of all three of the women.

Sethe and Denver say that Beloved is theirs, symbolizing the way that they are both counting on Beloved to be...

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