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Beloved Character List

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Sethe

Born on a far-off plantation that she barely keeps in mind, Sethe is the child of an African-born servant lady whose name she never knew. As a young teen she was brought to Sugary food Home, where she took a man named Halle Suggs for her other half. She had four kids, pregnant with the fourth when she left Sweet Home on foot and alone. When teacher, the ruthless master at Sweet House, tracked her down, Sethe tried to kill her kids rather than see them gone back to slavery. Sethe has a distressed relationship with her own past, often not willing to discuss it however obsessively reliving it in her own head. She has a mass of scars on her back that look like a tree.

Cherished

Precious is the ghost of Sethe’s 3rd kid, killed to protect her from teacher. Her real name is never understood. She is the personification not just of the infant’s ghost however likewise the tradition of slavery. She represents the power of the past to intrude into the present.

Paul D

Paul D was one of the Sugary food House males. He has also suffered terribly, and has reacted by shutting away any deep sensations. He shows up at 124 and tries to make a life with Sethe. He is helpless against Beloved, who seduces him as a way of managing him and dividing him from her mother. After almost twenty years of freedom, he is still uncertain of the source of his manhood and his humankind.

Denver

Sethe’s daughter. She is the grown up daughter of Sethe who was born throughout Sethe’s flight to the North. Denver is eighteen years old and extremely lonely. She has actually not left the lawn of 124 by herself for twelve years. She has a possessive requirement for Beloved, and at first will do anything to please her. However she is likewise a very vibrant character; by the end of the novel, she is transformed into a strong and independent young woman with a new understanding of her mom.

Infant Suggs

Halle Suggs mom and Sethe’s mother-in-law. Halle purchased her flexibility, which she accepted because she saw just how much it meant to him. She did not anticipate how much it would imply to her, feeling while still a slave that she was too old to enjoy freedom anyway. However flexibility changed Infant Suggs, giving her a new understanding of what it implied to be alive and transforming her into a type of holy lady for Cincinatti’s black neighborhood. Sethe’s catastrophe, nevertheless, broke Baby Suggs’ spirit, and she invested her last days bed-ridden and somber.

Halle Suggs

Halle Suggs was Sethe’s husband and the dad of all of her children. Halle vanished at the time when he was supposed to run away to the North with Sethe; later on, it is found that he experienced Sethe’s brutalization at the hands of schoolteacher and his nephews. When Paul D last saw Halle, he had actually gone insane.

Teacher

Mr. Garner’s brother-in-law. Schoolteacher was a cruel and sadistic master, thinking about methods to break the wills of his servants. He carried out a pseudo-scientific study of the servants, treating them in his study the method a biologist treats laboratory animals. His nephews held Sethe down and stole her milk while schoolteacher bore in mind. When it was found that Sethe told Mrs. Garner what they had actually done, teacher had among his nephews whip Sethe, providing her the unique scars on her back.

Amy Denver

A former indentured servant, Amy assisted Sethe to leave to the North, saving Sethe’s life and helping to deliver her child. Amy was attempting to get to Boston so she might purchase carmine colored velvet. Sethe’s daughter Denver is called after her.

Howard and Buglar

Sethe’s kids and her two older kids, she attempted and stopped working to eliminate them when schoolteacher came. The two young boys ran away years back after particularly frightening encounters with the ghost. Sethe has repeating dreams of her kids ignoring her, unable to hear her as she calls for them to come back.

Mr. Garner

The old master of Sugary food Home, Mr. Garner was generous by the standards of slave owners, and firmly insisted that his slaves were the only male slaves in Kentucky who were genuine guys. His “enlightened” slavery, however, proves to be a sham after his death and had lots of contradictions and hypocrisy even in his life.

Mrs. Garner

Mr. Garner’s sickly better half. She brought teacher to Sweet House after Mr. Garner’s death. She spent the last months of her life bed-ridden and really ill.

Sixo

One of the slaves at Sugary food Home, Sixo was among the planners behind their flight to the North. He frequently checked out a female who lived thirty miles away, called the Thirty-Mile lady. He was close to Paul D throughout the time of Sugary food Home, but was eliminated throughout their escape effort.

Paul A, Paul F

The brothers of Paul D. All 3 siblings were at Sugary food Home for most of their lives, until Paul F was sold and Paul A died throughout the escape.

Ella

A woman who was a representative on the Underground Railroad. She took Sethe on the final leg of her flight to the North. When Ella was a girl, she was shared by a white guy and his boy. After Sethe killed her child, Ella turns into one of her harshest critics. Later, she softens her opinion, and organizes the woman to go and exorcise Beloved from 124.

Stamp Paid

Born with the name of Joshua, Stamp Paid changed his name after his partner was required to the bed of their master’s owner. Stamp felt he had actually paid all of life’s debts in that year. Stamp worked as a representative for the Underground Railroad for many years. When teacher came for Sethe, it was Stamp who saved Denver’s life. He is a buddy to the household and likewise to Paul D.

Lady Jones

Girl Jones teaches the black kids of Cincinatti how to check out and write. She is mixed-race, with yellow hair that she abhors. She was when Denver’s instructor. When Denver flees 124 trying to find help, she turns to Woman Jones.

Nan

Nan was the one-armed female who nursed children back at the plantation where Sethe was born. Sethe has more memories of Nan than of her own mom.

Janey

Servant to the Bodwins. She spreads out the story of Beloved’s return through the black community. She was working for the Bodwins when Baby Suggs first arrived, and she is still working for them when Denver is searching for work decades later.

Edward Bodwin and Miss Bodwin

Sibling and sister, they are former abolitionists and attempt to be useful to the black community. They own 124, which they allowed Child Suggs and her household to use. Edward Bodwin witnesses the exorcism of Beloved.

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