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The Character of Mr Garner in Beloved In the book Beloved Toni Morrison uses the character Mr Garner to convey the different forms of slave owners Although some seem that they are more considerate than others they are all are still slave owners and they are all cruel Mr Garner is a very insecure man with a lot of power As a result of his insecurity he feels that he has to prove his intelligence by the misuse of superiority He proves his superiority by making the slaves feel that he is the superior to them Due to Mr Garners insecurity he makes his slaves believe that he is the most powerful man and that they can not survive with out him Mr Garner compensates for his insecurities about his manliness by treating his slaves less than men Garner tries to convince everyone in the town including himself that he has the most valued slaves because he is the one who raised them When he is in town talking to some other slave owners he brags about how yall got boysNow at sweet home my niggers is men every one of em Bought em that away raised em thataway Men every one To make up for his insecurities he has to go around proving to everyone that he is the best at what he does and that is why his slaves are men The others slave owners believe that since the slaves are black that is why they are not men Garner believes since he raised his slaves and since they only did what he allowed them to do that they are men He considers himself the smart man of the group But by controlling his slaves he makes them less like men He thought that if you could call your own niggers men that it makes you more of a man But if you a man yourself youll want your niggers
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