Thursday, March 28, 2013
Beloved compared to Seethe
I was surprised after finishing reading Beloved about the change in the way I viewed the characters. In the beginning I felt terrible for Beloved and in a way viewed Seethe as not the best mother for having the nerve to murder her own child. However, now that I look at it she really was just doing her best to protect Beloved. In many ways slavery seemed worse to the slaves then death. By the end of the story I started to view Beloved in a negative light. She takes advantage of Seethe at the end of the story and tries to make her feel guilty for killing her when really it was probably for Beloved's own good. It is sad to think that something as horrible as slavery can cause chaos between families and fighting between a mother and her own daughter.