Alex and I we talking at the end of class today and we had both had the same idea. When Paul D tells Sethe how Halle was present when her milk was stolen, she questions why Halle broke and she didn't and wishes that she had lost her mind along with him. What Alex and I were think was what if she did? What if Sethe's mind broke when her milk was taken or when Beloved was killed and the present day events of Beloved are going on in her head? It is possible that the physical and mental trauma she sustained at Sweet Home and after broke her so completely that she no longer truly lives in the "real" world. It would explain the physical manifestation of her immense guilt, Beloved. What do y'all think?