(Novels for Students)

There are several signs that seem to indicate that the mysterious stranger who suddenly turns up at 124 Bluestone is the spirit of Sethe's...

(The entire section is 449 words.)

Paul D.

(Novels for Students)

"For a man with an immobile face," Sethe thinks of Paul D., "it was amazing how ready it was to smile, or blaze or be sorry with you."...

(The entire section is 374 words.)


(Novels for Students)

Isolated in the house with her mother Sethe, lonely Denver's only companions are from the past: memories of her brothers, her imaginings of...

(The entire section is 481 words.)


(Novels for Students)

Sethe has "iron eyes and a backbone to match." Slavery, however, has "punched the glittering iron out of Sethe's eyes, leaving two open...

(The entire section is 398 words.)

Other Characters

(Novels for Students)

Edward Bodwin
Edward Bodwin is one of the abolitionist siblings who assist Baby Suggs when she first arrives in Cincinnati....

(The entire section is 2028 words.)

Character Development

(Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction)

Most characters in Beloved are exslaves, and they are treated with respect and compassion as victims of oppression. By contrast, the few white...

(The entire section is 777 words.)