What are some of the differences and similarities between the movie and the book Beloved?

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Something else that is missing from the movie version of this novel are Paul D's experiences between the time he leaves Sweet Home and when he makes it up to 124 Bluestone Road in Cincinnati. While they are not crucial to the story of Sethe, Beloved, and Denver, they do help to flesh him out as a character. They also contribute to the impression the reader gets of the overwhelming horrors of slavery and bondage, as another commenter said about the movie's failure to dramatize the Middle Passage episode from the book.

Paul D's treatment and the treatment all of the enslaved men endure, such as being forced to perform oral sex on the white men who enslave them, is difficult to stomach but important to the text's representation of what slavery was and how thoroughly the slave owners dehumanized their slaves.

Also, Paul D's escape from this prison camp is an unbelievably powerful moment when dozens of enslaved men face death, submerged in wooden cages underground when heavy rains begin to fall...

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