4. What new information do we learn about Sweet Home in this chapter, specifically about Denver’s birth? In this chapter, we learn that Sethe was already pregnant with Denver when she ran away from Sweet Home. By the time when Sethe collapsed her feet in the woods, a white girl Amy Denver had found Sethe. Due to Sethe’s fear about Sweet Home, she told Amy Denver a false name- “Lu”, because if she were caught, she would be returned to Sweet Home, and she would continue experiencing her previous painful daily life again. Amy Denver helps Sethe by massaged her feet and release her pain. Later, Sethe gave birth to her baby successfully with Amy’s help and Sethe also naming the child after Amy Denver. 5. Retell the night of Denver’s birth, from Amy’s point of view. That night, when I escaped toward Boston from Mr. Buddy, I found a pregnant woman in the woods. Her feet were collapsed and she seems prepared to die. She told me that her name is Lu, but I feel that she was trying to hide something which cannot tell anyone. Later, she gave birth to her baby successfully with my helps, and I can see how joyful she was. Maybe as thanks to my help, she named her baby after my name- Denver. Journal Entry Chapter 1
Write a journal entry as Sethe or Denver, describing how you feel about Paul D’s arrival. How do you think it will change life in 124? Paul D’s arrival brings negative impacts and feelings to Denver and consequently changes Denver’s daily life from now on. As the youngest child of her mother Sethe, Denver was born in freedom. Even though Denver has no friends because the community knows that the house is to be haunted, but she still received all the loves from her mother before Paul D came in to her family’s life. When Denver’s mother introduces Paul D as a special guest to her, a feeling of jealousy and anger comes directly into Denver’s mind, because she clearly knows that she would not anymore be the “only one” for her mother, likewise, Paul D plays a vital...
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