Friday, March 14, 2014
To me, the image of the tree on Sethe's back is the most shocking image in the novel. I keep imagining the scene in 12 Years a Slave when Solomon is forced to whip one of the female slave's back. To me, that was the most disturbing scene in the entire movie. It's hard to imagine a lifetime of such abuse. If anyone hasn't seen the movie, I recommend it. It was probably one of my favorite movies released this year. (along with Dallas Buyers Club).