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After reading the novel Beloved by Toni Morrison many readers may findthem selves asking who Beloved really was There are basically threeanswers that would satisfy this question that she is the actual babyghost come back to life a random woman who came to fulfill the needsof the protagonists and the view of does it really matter Thesepossibilities will be discussed throughout the duration of this essayand it will be left to you to decide what you think In the support ofBeloved actually being the baby ghost re-born you could use the factthat she knew a song that Sethe made up to sing to her children toprove this theory I made up that song said Sethe I made it upand sang it to my children Nobody knows that song but me and mychildren Sethe pg 176 Beloved turned to look at Sethe I knowit she said Beloved pg176 The fact that Beloved knew aboutSethes earrings also adds to this How she seemed to know all of theright questions to ask Sethe and when she should ask them Symbolismalso factors into this idea Beloved came out of the water Sethe hadan experience like her water would break in pregnancy when she sawBeloved and Beloved drank so much water as an infant child would haveto do Water in this case refers to life and re-birth A third piece ofevidence would be Beloveds appearance she had soft unwrinkled skinlike that of a baby She had new skin lineless and smooth includingthe knuckles of her hands Pg 50 Beloved had what seemed to be littlewisps of hair across her forehead these were decided later to be theimprints of Sethes nails from where Sethe held Beloved to hold her inplace in order to slit her throat Taking all of this into account itis enough to convince almost anyone that the facts are too great forBeloved to be anyone but the baby ghost reincarnated While the factsfor Beloved being the
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