Friday, March 22, 2013
Denver's Attachment to Beloved
We have talked in class on numerous different occasions about how Denver is so attached to Beloved. Before Beloved arrived, she was very close and attached the ghost of the house, and when Beloved arrived, as the reincarnation of the ghost jousted from the house by Paul D, Denver has found herself a new friend. Beloved is Denver's long lost sister, so I think it is only right that she is so attached to her. I also think it is quite normal for Beloved to say that she came to 124 Bluestone Road to see Sethe (her mother). It's almost like a family reunion. Well okay, maybe not because Beloved is trying to seduce Paul D and strangle Sethe. I believe the attempted strangling of Sethe is extremely reminiscent of Beloved having her throat cut. Both instances involve the neck and somehow restrict airflow (and will eventually lead to death). Now I don't know if Sethe was trying to protect Beloved or not when she killed her, but I do find her act in accordance with what Paul D says about not loving anybody to much. Maybe she found out how attached she was to Denver and realized that she couldn't go through that again with another child because it'd to difficult of an emotional journey?