- How is the theme of BELONGING developed in the following passage from Toni Morrison beloved?
- 2. How does *trauma* inform Beloved narrative structure.
“Risky, thought Paul D, very risky. For a used-to-be-slave woman to love anything that much was dangerous, especially if it was her children she had settled on love. The best thing, he knew, was to love just a little bit; everything, just a little bit, so when they broke its back, or shoved it in a croaker sack, well, maybe you’d have a little love left over for the next one.” (54)