The Impact of Slavery on the Integrity of Black Woman
The present chapter is to discuss the movie’s presentation of the black woman’s integrity. More precisely, we plan to conceal how did slavery affected the body integrity of the slave woman and show the different ways in which the black woman went through under the impact of slavery. To achieve this goal, we will be analyzing the character of Sethe within Demme’s adaptation of Beloved. This chapter will be divided into three sections: the first one is entitled “sexual oppression”; the second one is titled “violence” while the last section is entitled “slave womb”.
Slave women have always been an easy target for sexual exploitation and systematized rape. Salve women were forced to submit to the Master’s sexual advances since they were considered as a legal property