Kindred by Octavia Butler


I will argue that the story by Octavia Butler is full of controversies from the beginning to the end. There is the issue of race conflicts that almost prohibited Dana and Kevin from marrying. In my opinion, their families were wrong in their attempts to oppose their bond. As senior members of society, they could not have used the issue of race to create divisions in the community. This is because it could set a bad precedent to the future generations (Octavia 22). Besides, there is a lack of respect for women and a breach of law in society. This is demonstrated in the novel where Rufus attempts to rape Dana. The latter responded by stabbing Rufus to death. This shows that there is a loss of morals in society. In my observation, people no longer c

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