Friday, March 18, 2016
The other day in class, we were discussing the idea of memory and everything that it entails. We talked about how generally most people try to block out bad memories and cling on to the good ones or even glorify the better ones. Sophomore year, Ms. Beauvais informed us that when you remember a memory, you actually remember your last remembrance of the memory each time as opposed to the actual memory. That is crazy to me. It makes me think though that when Sethe thinks of her happy memories of Sweet Home, these are memories that have melded over the years. Every time she thinks of these memories she tries to push out the bad ones, therefore the next time she only remembers more and more good aspects and eventually these memories have completely melded from negative to positive.