Saturday, March 17, 2012
While I was reading Beloved, I began brainstorming more motifs and themes. I think that feet and traveling by foot could be considered another motif. There seems to be a lot of journeying by foot done by various characters in Beloved (Sethe's boys, Sixo, Paul D) and there are Sethe's bare feet when she meets Paul D, as well as her swollen feet when she is pregnant. I think feet could be important because they are the one instrument that slaves had that allowed them to become free. Perhaps that is why Paul D is so insistent on staying in motion. He is afraid his one god-given liberty could be stripped from him.
Posted by mere at 2:26 PM