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What some examples of catharsis in Toni Morrison's novel Beloved? Catharsis can be defined as the purging of emotions.

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I think that you could make a case for catharsis amongst several characters.  In my mind, Sethe undergoes the greatest amount of catharsis.  Her narrative in the work is one entirely predicated upon evolution and change.  If we take the "purging of emotions" idea, then the appearance of Beloved , as a spirit, is what triggers Sethe to "come clean" about her...

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