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  • Sethe was a slave in Kentucky. One day, she was fed up with the living conditions of that life and decided to escape. She sent her 3 children away, and in the middle of the night she escaped to Cincinnati. She was pregnant at the time and had her baby in the woods while in route.
  • Once Sethe arrived in Cincinnati, she reunited with her children. About a month later her fromer slave master and a slave catcher came to recapture her and her children. Sethe made the decision to kill her children. She slit the throat of her oldest daughter and threatened to kill the others. The slave master and the rest of the community were shocked. The slave master left and Sethe was thrown in jail for her actions but later released. She out a headstone on her daughter's grave with the word "Beloved".
  • Year later, Beloved's spirit began to haunt the home. Sethe's mother in law died, and her sons left the home. The people in the community still shunned Sethe so her and her daughter Denver lived a very solitary life. One day, Sethe's old friend from Kentucky showed up and the 3 of them joined together as a family.
  • One day while they were walking home, Sethe found a woman on the side of the road. This woman called herself Beloved. Sethe took the woman home and cared for her as her own child. Sethe later found out that this woman was her child and the two developed an obsessive and unhealthy relationship.
  • Beloved began to become obsessive over Sethe and out of guilt, Sethe catered to Beloved's every need and want. This ruined Sethe and Paul D's relationship so he left the home. This also affected Sethe's job performance and relationship with her daughter Denver.
  • Beloved had caused a lot of chaos in Sethe's life. The town people noticed this and decided to help so they came to Sethe's house and chased Beloved away. Beloved ran into the woods and was never seen again. Paul D returne back to the home and Sethe was at peace again.
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