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In snow covered graveyard, grave marked only “BELOVED” (0:00, 2:00)

Paul D.: “Devil’s confusion, Sethe.”
Sethe tells freed slave Paul D. that her mother Baby Suggs is “Dead.”

Paul D. appears to flashback to traumatic experiences. (0:10)

Paul D.: “You wanna tell me it’s alright Sethe, and that child’s half outta her mind.” (0:15)

Carnival barker, referring to Cluck Butoo: “Born with fangs, raised by wild animals and captured crazy.” (0:32)

Young Sethe witnesses the murder of her mother by hanging. (0:52)

Sethe calls Paul D. “You crazy man.” (1:37)

Sign on storefront: “LEAF TOBACCO” (1:59)

Beloved scratches her throat. (2:07)

Sethe’s daughter Denver sees and converses with her deceased grandmother, Baby Suggs. (2:11)

 Paul D. tells Sethe, “Devil’s confusion.” (2:37)