So I picked the #13 essay prompt question and immediately thought of Beloved. I was surprised when I read our blog that other people had chosen to do schoolteacher and others because of my immediate reaction. I'm saying that Beloved is a representation of the past and its effects on people, as well as the ignorance of and the stubborness of the community to change and accept the end of slavery. Does that sound alright? I just don't know if I can classify Beloved as a villian, considering she does help Sethe to remember and confront her past. What is everyone else doing?