You know the horrors of the farm
And what was going to come from them being back
Is that worse than death?
Yes yes yes
You needed to get them out
Get them safe
You did what you thought was right
You were caught up in the moment
You love her
Who are we to judge?
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
**WARNING** Graphic/sad song.
This song, originally performed by City High, redone by Bastille, explains a story of a mother who has sold herself out into prostitution in order to feed her child. The songs is a conversation between the woman and someone she knew from her past and basically asks the question, "What would you do?"
You decided their fate for them
No consideration for other options
Was that really better than going back?
No no no
You made a hasty decision
The wrong decision
You took a young life out of your own fear
You were too scared
You killed her
Who are you to decide?
This video tells of a mother, Andrea Yates, who suffered from postpartum depression. Yates ended up murdering her five children in a bathtub while her husband was at work.
IF I DIE YOUNG
No amount of wondering
Can help us decide what to think
Was it right?
Was it wrong?
You did what you thought you should
You know horrors we never will
But you took your baby’s innocent life
All because of a hat
“Guiding the mare, slowing down, his black hat wide-brimmed enough to hide his face but not his purpose. He is coming into her yard and he is coming for her best thing” (MORRISON 260).
“So he came with a big hat and spectacles and a coach box full of paper” (MORRISON 197).
Schoolteacher's black hat coming down the road is what sparked Sethe to murder. The hat in Beloved is meant to symbolize slaveowners/white people as a whole, because in this time period, slaves only wore head wraps and straw hats, not black hats like the one schoolteacher or Mr. Bodwin were wearing.