Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Reading Response: Kindred
Timothy KramerLiterature & subjectJanuary 10, 2013 Timothy KramerLiterature & CompositionJanuary 10, 2013 nurture Response Kindred Reading Response Kindred LT02 Summarize the Text In Olivia Butlers novel, Kindred, an African American wo cosmos, Dana, is unexpectedly pulled sticker to the Slave Era where she struggles to face the inequalities that existed at that clock. afterwards moving into her new apartment with her newly wedded husband, Dana is unexpectedly pulled back in metre to finds herself in 1800, Maryland where she sees Rufus drowning in a river.After rescuing the newborn white boy, she is then terrified by the father of the boy, threating to take her life, which literally sc ars her back to the future. It didnt take very long for another dizzying time travel phenomenon to occur this time, she is pulled back to 1815. She finds Rufus watching his curtains. Dana quickly puts out the fire, talks to Rufus about it, and leave outs from the house before Weylin, Rufuss fa ther, finds her. Dana goes to Alices house because she believes that she is an ancestor.Before she was open to arrive at the cabin, a group of white men corner down the door whips Alices and beat him. They also beat Alices mother. After the men leave, Dana comes out from where she was hiding and helps out. When Dana leaves, a white man finds her, beats her, and attempts to rape her Following with another dizzying effect, where she is returned home to her own time Thirty minutes later of course. The next time Dana time travels, Kevin comes with. dressing at the plantation, Rufus has broken his leg. Rufus refuses to let Dana leave, so everyone returns to the house together.Kevin and Dana stay on the plantation for a while, But when Dana gets caught teaching Nigel to read, Weylin whips her. Dana receives the oh so familiar giddiness and is returned to her normal timeline without Kevin. After about a week of Dana impatiently time lag and preparing for another infamous dizzying, tim e travel, extravaganza, she is transported back to 1820 in a woods not far from the plantation. Rufus had gotten into a fight with Isaac, Alices newly wedded husband, because he had raped her and wants her all to himself. Dana tells Isaac to leave Rufus alone and run away with Alice. Alice and Isaac are caught.After Rufus doesnt mail her letters to Kevin, who has gone way up north, she tries and fails to escape the plantation, she is punished for her crimes and earns a whipping. Kevin shows up, and they both escape, were they escape a near closing by time traveling back to the future. When Dana time travels back to the plantation, she learns that Rufus has change Alices children. Alice soon after kills herself. Rufus attempts to commit suicide as a result. A few days following the incident Rufus confesses his love for her. She leaves prep to cut her wrists in order to get home, but Rufus follows her and attempts to rape her.Dana stabs him doubly with her knife, killing him. She returns home immediately. Her arm is severed and crushed in the realise where Rufus was holding it. Wrapping the ending that was expressed in the prologue of the book. LT10 Expand beyond the Text Education is one of the most important opportunities that we could possibly have. In the Olivia Butlers novel, Kindred, it is expressed this opportunity is not available for African Americans back in the 1800s. Dana is constantly reminded and criticized because of this due to her superior knowledge from the 1970s.This is expressed as a good thing expressing the fact that we have overcome our past inequalities and allowed this arrogant opportunity, but this is only true in a few consume countries. This opportunity has not expanded across the states to individuals that reside in triad world countries due to extreme poverty. To them, this opportunity is a virtue they cannot afford, in fact its looked upon as a privilege that only a select few can experience. Back in the 1800s, being a Afr ican American woman with knowledge was strange and unfamiliar to the the great unwashed of that time, Which has indeed improved but not at all for what it could be.