Beloved: The Haunting And Complicated Story Of Sethe

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Beloved is the haunting and complicated story of Sethe, a mother who’s past experience with slavery terrorizes her and her family in the form of a specter or revenant who becomes known as Beloved. The book is primarily set at the home of Sethe and her daughter Denver in the late 1800’s in Cincinnati Ohio. The story is not told chronologically or from the perspective of one protagonist. To read this book is to be inside the complicated thoughts, feelings, and memories of its characters. I choose to select this book because it was the first book that that a serious and lasting impact on my thinking. I read this as a senior in high school, and although I don’t wish to say I hadn’t read any impactful book previously, none challenge me the way this

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