Beloved By Toni Morrison: Chapter 12 Summary
Beloved was moving in Denver's room. Denver gets some information about Beloved, as she begins to clarify the “dark” and “hot” place she was at where she saw people that were both dead and alive. Beloved continues to talk about the place and explains why she came to 124 and Denver got hurt because beloved came to see Sethe. Beloved talks about her purpose and Denver asked beloved about leaving Sethe and her, using “leave us”. In a way, Denver is trying to connect to and understand the past. Beloved is the key to her understand because no one else will tell what’s going on. By asking beloved the question it draws a connection to both Sethe and Denver.
When Denver talks to beloved after she is done dancing in her bedroom she is talking to her in a calm and loving way. By doing this it allows beloved to open up to Denver and build a relationship with her. If Beloved leaves then her connection to the past (in this case the key to the past is Beloved) will leave with her. Beloved was dancing in Denver’s bedroom. Denver asks Beloved about the place she was at before. Beloved starts to explain the “dark” and “hot” place she was at where she saw people that were both dead and alive.
Beloved continues to talk about the place and explains why she came to 124 and Denver got hurt because beloved came to see Sethe. Beloved talks about her purpose and Denver asked beloved about leaving Sethe and her. Denver makes this statement because beloved said that Sethe left her and Denver is trying to in a way “fix” things, her “side, Beloved” as Denver is supporting Beloved and she is building a connection with her. When Denver states how she is on beloved’s “side” it establishes that they see eye to eye and they think alike. Denver is trying to relate to and connect with Beloved.
Although Denver is supporting beloved and she is building a connection with her. When Denver states how she is on beloved’s “side” it establishes that they see eye to eye and they think alike. Denver is trying to relate to and connect with Beloved, using “Loved it. . . hated it” (91) as a way to show how Denver began her curiosity about what happened in the past, therefore she uses Beloved to refer back to her history also traces her to seek for her past. She meanwhiles hates it because she doesn’t know where she came from.
After, Denver is extremely obsessed with Beloved so whenever Beloved gives her some attention, she would be really happy, but when she does not, Denver would still approach her “better than the original hunger. . . silence”. Under the attention from Beloved, Denver was able to find immense joy and sense of self, better than the hunger and silence because she was emotionally isolated from the world. This ties back to the need of Beloved because without her, she would lose the connection to the past so she would rather adapt the past.
Denver remains grateful for the bits of thought Beloved gives her, but most of Beloved's thought is held for Sethe. Sethe speculates that Beloved was darted away by a white man who unequivocally mistreated her. Sethe thinks this speculation explains why Beloved scorns Paul D and doesn't remember anything. Denver believes Beloved is the specter, be that as it may, says nothing to Sethe about it. Denver gets manipulative in finding ways to deal with keep Beloved's thought while Sethe is crushing ceaselessly.
One day they go to the infection house to get the juice holder, and in the lack of definition, Beloved vivaciously seems to evaporate. Denver thinks she has lost her own self since Beloved is gone, and she solidifies and “She decides to stay in the cold house and let the dark swallow her like the minnows of light above” all of a sudden Beloved returns, still fun loving, and Denver feels better until Beloved twists up on the floor, shaking to and fro and groaning. Adored focuses into the murkiness to a face no one but she can see, saying it is her own face. At that point, as all of a sudden as she was miserable, she is upbeat once more.
As Denver use stories of 124, she had to pay something that seem small, but meant a lot to her, she had to tell a stranger what she didn’t tell lady Jones for a return Janey has to admit the Bodwins needed to help, since they didn’t know to “help her” (298) as the story progresses and her story becomes her only possible way to heal and give her redemption, she begins to grow as a member of the community, to perceive her progression to her being part of a community.