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Post by 133749 on Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:04 pm

Kindred

Author: Octavia Butler

Genre: science fiction/paranormal

Kindred utilizes the devices of science fiction in order to answer the question "how could anybody be a slave?" A woman from the twentieth century, Dana is repeatedly brought back in time by her slave-owning ancestor Rufus when his life is endangered. She chooses to save him, knowing that because of her actions a free-born black woman will eventually become his slave and her own grandmother. When forced to live the life of a slave, Dana realizes she is not as strong as her ancestors. Unable to will herself back to her own time and unable to tolerate the institution of slavery, she attempts to run away and is caught within a few hours. Her illiterate ancestor Alice succeeds in eluding capture for four days even though "She knew only the area she'd been born and raised in, and she couldn't read a map." Alice is captured, beaten, and sold as a slave to Rufus. As Dana is sent back and forth through time, she continues to save Rufus's life, attempting during each visit to care for Alice, even as she is encouraging Alice to allow Rufus to rape her and thus ensure Dana's own birth. As a twentieth-century African-American woman trying to endure the brutalities of nineteenth-century slavery, Dana answers the question, "See how easily slaves are made?" For Dana, to choose to preserve an institution, to save a life, and nurture victimization is to choose to survive.
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Post by Guest on Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:32 pm

you should add the synopsis thats on the back or in the front flap of the book in each book

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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:15 pm

Q: What is the name of the boy that Dana goes to help?
A: Rufus Weylin.
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:19 pm

Q: Why is June 9, 1976 a day that Dana remembers?
A: It was the first time she was called to help Rufus.
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:22 pm

Q: Where did Kevin go after waiting several years while being trapped in the past?
A: North.
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Post by kiiababy on Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:42 pm

Q: Why was Dana called to Rufus the first time?
A:He was drowning
Pg.13
Q: What was Dana doing when Rufus called to her the second time?
A: Eating chicken and shrimp with Kevin
Pg.19
Q: What was Rufus doing when Dana arrived the second time?
A: Playing with fire which caused him to burn the draperies.
Pg.20
Q:What did Rufus’ mother say about when Dana had rescued Rufus from drowning?
A: That it was like the Second Book of KingsPg,24
Q:Where does Rufus live?
A: Maryland on Weylin plantation
Pg.27
Q:What is Alice’s last name?
A: GreenwoodPg.28
Q: Where did Rufus tell Dana to go to get help
A: Alice’s mom
Pg.31
Q: What happened when Dana arrived at Alice’s house?
A: Four patrols beat and whipped Alice’s mom’s husband.
Pg.35
Q: Who are patrols?
A: Groups of young whites who ostensibly maintained order among the slaves.
Pg.37
Q: What event lead to Dana going home the second time Dana went to Rufus?
A: she was scared that the patrol was going to rape her and sell her off.
Pg.42-43
Q: What did the regulars at the casual labor agency call it?
A:Slave market
Pg.52
Q: What was going on when Dana arrived the third time Dana arrived?
A: Rufus had just fallen out of a tree and was laying on the ground because he broke his leg.Pg.59
Q: Who was the Weylin’s cook?
A: Sarah
Pg.72
Q: What was Miss Margaret?
A: Rufus’ mother and Mr.Weylin’s wife.
Pg.72
Q:Why doesn’t Mr.Weylin like Dana?
A: she is from a free state and talks too well.
Pg.73-74
Q: Why doesn’t Mr.Weylin pay attention to Carrie?
A: he thinks that she’s not worth much and doesn’t have any sense because she is mute.
Pg:76

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Post by kiiababy on Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:10 pm

Q: What book did Dana read to Rufus when he was recovering from a broke leg?
A:Robinson Crusoe.
Pg.86
Q:Why didn’t Dana’s uncle like Kevin?
A: He wasn’t black
Pg.111
Q: Why did Mr.Weylin whip Dana?
A: She got caught teaching Carrie and Nigel how to read and write.
Pg.107
Q: Who did Rufus get in a fight with?
A: Alice’s husband Isaac.
Pg.118
Q: Why did Rufus get into the fight with Isaac?
A: He raped Alice, which was Isaac's wife
Pg.122
Q:Who did Isaac belong to?
A: Judge Holman
Pg.123

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