The Question and Answer section for Beloved is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The tobacco tin symbolizes Paul's heart. The tin is the place he hides away his memories.... memories too painful to carry with him, and the emotions that went with them. This is also Paul's way of communicating his lack of heart or emotion........
What is your question?
This quote illustrates the great love Sethe had for her daughter.... a love that was more powerful than anything else in her life.