olivia ek

Paul D and Sethe have lived difficult lives and their experiences affect how they have relationships with others. Each character's experiences resulted in two different outcomes. By the end of Beloved, both of their ideologies have changed and the result is their rekindled relationship.

risky. dangerous. broke. left over.

“Risky, thought Paul D, very risky. For a used-to-be-slave woman to love anything that much was dangerous, especially if it was her children she had settled on to love. The best thing, he knew, was to love just a little bit; everything, just a little bit, so when they broke its back, or shoved it in a croaker sack, well, maybe you’d have a little love left over for the next one” (Morrison 54).

The Kiss, by Gustav Klimt. Photograph: Universal History Archive


love is or it ain't. thin love ain't love at all (194)


re union

Somebody, need me too much. Somebody, know me too well. Somebody, pull me up short, and put me through hell, and give me support for being alive. Somebody, crowd me with love. Somebody, force me to care. Somebody, make me come through. I'll always be there as frightened as you. To help us survive being alive.


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