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Sethe Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Sethe
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“To Sethe, the future was a matter of keeping the past at bay. The ‘better life’ she believed she and Denver were living was simply not that other one.”
Toni Morrison
author
Beloved
book
Sethe
Denver
characters
future
the past
claiming
concepts
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“You your best thing, Sethe. You are.”
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“Working dough. Working, working dough. Nothing better than that to start that day’s serious work of beating back the past.”
Sethe
character
work
the past
work hard
concepts
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“Bit by bit, at 124 and in the Clearing, along with others, she had claimed herself. Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
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“124 was spiteful. Full of a baby’s venom.”
Sethe
character
murder
baby
venom
concepts
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“This and much more Denver heard her say from her corner chair, trying to persuade Beloved, the one and only person she felt she had to convince, that what she had done was right because it came from true love.”
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“I don’t care what she is. Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that supposed to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing.”
Mother
Sethe
Denver
characters
growing up
child
concepts
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“Nothing ever dies.”
Sethe
character
eternity
dying
endless
concepts
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“I don’t have to remember nothing. I don’t even have to explain. She understands it all...”
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“You are my face; I am you. Why did you leave me who am you? I will never leave you again Don’t ever leave me again You will never leave me again You went in the water I drank your blood I brought your milk You forgot to smile I loved you You hurt me You came back to me You left me I waited for you You are mine You are mine You are mine”
Sethe
Denver
characters
love
blood
milk
face
dependence
concepts

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