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she lived. In the eyes of the law however it was not seen a murder, simply destruction of property since that s all slaves were considered to be. As a result of her actions the seemingly self-righteous community looked down upon her. Paul D is an important character in Beloved as much as any other especially since the main characters are basically limited to four. Some think that he is some kind of savior when he comes into Sethe s life because he not only awakens her spirit but also, quells the malicious ghost of her home. But if you really look at this character all he does for most of the movie is want to have sex. The first night he s there they spend the night together. Then there s a scene where he s taking a bath when Sethe enters the room. Despite the fact that Denver and

Beloved will be following soon behind her, Paul D proceeds to attempt to coerce Sethe into a little foreplay. Even though I haven t read the book I d like to believe that this character had more significance. Perhaps on a more metaphoric level his actions are justified, but as it stands I found them to be unappealing and unnecessary. Beloved, like most movies, received mixed reviews. The worst, I found came from Movie Guide when they said that Beloved is one of the worst movies of the year. Only the acting, set design and costuming pushes it above a poor rating. I find this to be extremely harsh for a movie as profound as Beloved. It wasn t the best movie I ve ever seen but it got high praises from well-known movie critics like Roger Ebert and various others. The length of the

film was commented on quite often regardless of the rating. I personally found it to be lengthy at 172 minutes. Although the content of the story was good, it wasn t enough to fill the amount of time the movie lasted. The film had a tendency to drag at certain points. I found myself frequently checking my watch and wondering when something more exciting was going to happen. After the first twenty minutes there really was nothing to keep me interested other than my desire of wanting to know what the movie was about. This is definitely a film for people who have read the book. There are a lot of things that don t make sense, are left unresolved or unexplained that even if you see it a second time you still won t be able to get the full impact that, I believe, the movie is intended

to have. For instance, Readers of the book will know what is really happening, where Beloved’s “retardation” comes from, and why she behaves the way she does towards Paul. If you haven’t read the book, you will never understand, (Movie Habit). Despite the length and not completely understanding what was going on, I still enjoyed Beloved. But, like so many books that have been made into movies, they have to be watered down to fit within a reasonable time. From what I gather, Beloved is one of those books. It is so full of symbolism and metaphors that even though it is obvious the movie attempt to capture these aspects they are easily overlooked and lost in the cinematography and confusing story line. This would explain why a story that wins a Pulitzer Prize as a novel

falls short of obtaining an Oscar once it crosses that line into the theaters. Works Cited Bauermeister, Erica. 500 Books By Women. Beloved. 7 April 2000. . Blackwelder, Bob. SPLICED. Bold Beloved Nearly Faultless. 7 April 2000. . Clark, Mike. Grave, persuasive Beloved. USA Today. 7 April 2000. . Ebert, Roger. Chicago Sun Times. Beloved. 7 April 2000. . The Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Awards for Beloved (1998). . McGurk, Margret A. The Cincinnati Enquirer. Beloved Masterpiece. Oct 16 1998. 7 April 2000. . Movie Guide. Beloved. CBN Now. 7 April 2000. . Movie Habit. Beloved. 7 April 2000 . O Hara, Marc. Beloved. Movie Eye. 7 April 2000. . Selkirk, Diane. Beloved. Apollo Leisure Guide. 7 April 2000. .