“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
"And when the top of her dress was around her hips and he saw the sculpture her back had become, like the decorative work of an iron-smith too passionate for display.."
" O my people they do not love you hands. Those they only use, tie, bind, chop off and leave empty. Love your hands! Love them. Raise them up and kiss them."
Synopsis- Beloved is a story written during slavery in the southern part of Ohio. The story is written mostly about the story of Sethe. Sethe became a freed slave and lived somewhere else with her children. But one day some people came and wanted to take her children away. So what Sethe did is that she killed her sons and eldest daughter. Later on in the story she finds a woman in which she believes has the spirit of her daughter Beloved. The one that was murdered by Sethe. So towards the end Sethe tries to show or explain why she killed her.