Essay about Analysis Of ' Kindred By Octavia E. Butler

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"We study the past to understand the present; we understand the present to guide the future." -- William Lund. In Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, Dana is a black woman celebrating her birthday with her white husband when she is transported back in time to the antebellum south. During her time in the antebellum south, she meets a boy named Rufus who she has to save over and over so that he will grow up and be the father of one of Dana’s ancestor. Each time Dana is transported back in time Rufus is growing more obsessive over Dana. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the whole atmosphere of the play is paranoia because people in the play didn’t know who was next to be accused of being a witch. The time period during this play is during the Salem Witch Trial Era. A group of girls are found chanting and dancing in the woods and blamed what they were doing on a witch. After that the girls found out that they could accuse anyone of witchcraft. The girls then blamed all the people they didn’t like to be witches and the accused people blamed other people of witchcraft. Abigail, the leader of the girls had an affair with John Proctor’s wife and wanted to get rid of his wife by accusing her of witchcraft. While very different in plot and content, both Arthur Miller and Octavia Butler suggest that people need to stand up for themselves to show society that everyone has a voice and is a human being, so they should be treated like one.
One reason why the author shows that people should…

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