Toni Morrison’s Beloved was published in 1987. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Inspired by the real-life story of a runaway African-American slave named Margaret Garner, who killed her own daughter to prevent her capture and enslavement, Beloved tells the story of Sethe, a runaway slave who takes her daughter’s life in the same manner.
This essay should be on “the turning of trauma into a ghost”.
things of note from the professor:
don’t just indicate there is a trauma, but go into the mechanism and consequences of the trauma
look at sparknotes overview for the facts