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Beloved Teaching Unit
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- Comment on the significance of the pictures denoting the three sections of the novel.
- Discuss the bonds between a mother and child. Comment on the difference between mother/son and mother/daughter relationships in Beloved.
- Discuss the idea of “manhood,” and how it applies to all of the men of Sweet Home.
- Why is Sethe apparently indifferent when Howard and Buglar run away?
- Discuss the role of a mother; give your interpretation of Sethe’s performance as a mother.
- Comment on the significance of Morrison’s dedication, to “sixty million and more,” in relation to the overall theme of Beloved and specifically to the chapter starting on page 210.
- Discuss Morrison’s portrayal of schoolteacher in contrast with the traditional representation of a teacher (embodied by Lady Jones).
- Compare indentured servitude and slavery, as represented in Beloved by Amy Denver and Sethe.
- Explain why it is ironic that Mr. Garner took such pleasure in “calling his own niggers men.” (Pg. 10)
- Explain Morrison’s idea of “rememory,” as she presents it on page 36.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.