Beloved Pages 43–64: Summary and Analysis

Toni Morrison

Pages 43–64: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Beloved: a young, well-dressed, apparently ill, black woman with soft hands and feet who appears near 124 Bluestone Road unable to remember more than her name

Here Boy: Sethe’s family dog who refused to enter the house once the haunting began and who disappears when Beloved appears

Nan: the one-armed slave who minded the slave children and cooked wherever it was that Sethe had been before Sweet Home

Summary
Denver snidely asks Paul D how long he’ll be “hanging around.” Her attitude promotes an argument between Denver and Sethe about Denver’s lack of manners and then another between Sethe and Paul D about whether or not she wants him to stay....

(The entire section is 636 words.)