Analysis Of Kindred By Octavia Butler

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Kindred by Octavia Butler is an incredible literary piece detailing a narrative about America’s slavery history. The novel was published in 1979 and gained a lot of popularity based on the manner in which it addressed and presented the history of slavery in America.
This presentation earned it wide spread circulation for community reading programs, book organizations and common choice of high school and college courses within the US (Levecq 526). The style of writing this novel also provides a very interesting observation as it provides a first-person account of a young “African-American woman who finds herself shuttled between her California home in 1976 and pre-Civil War Maryland plantation” (Levecq 528). While on the plantation, Dana meets
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In the introductory remarks, the writer uses various forms of the word ‘happiness’ repetitively to create the impression that indeed there is something different with the way American people perceive their social development (Jesser 38). It is a striking revelation given that America is a country that is envied by many people around the world who dream of living there and enjoying their various pursuits of the American Dream. Butler observes that there is more that needs to be done in a wholistic sense by the whole community to create happiness among everyone. For this, she says, “Community as it once existed in the form of places worth caring about, supported by local economies, has been extirpated by insidious corporate colonialism that does not care about the places from which it extracts its profits or the people subject to its operations” (Hua 391). This is the ultimate reason that, according to Butler, causes the deprivation of levels of happiness and contentment among the American …show more content…
She bases her argument on the platforms of both religion and morality. In the various personal narrations through the persona of the story, Dana, Butler says it is acknowledged that the slave is a being who can be trusted with responsibility, he is moral and intellectual. This proves the moral grounds that Butler takes a stand on to argue out her facts. She says that the manhood of one who is a slave is agreed upon meaning that it is a global agreement that slaves are human beings like any other despite the race (Beaulieu

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