full title · Kindred
author · Octavia E. Butler
type of work · Novel
genre · Bildungsroman, historical fiction, science fiction, dystopia
language · English
time and place written · Maryland, 1979
date of first publication · 1979
publisher · Doubleday
narrator · Dana
point of view · First person
tone · Spare, straightforward, sober
tense · Past
setting (time) · 1976 and early nineteeth century
setting (place) · California and Maryland
protagonist · Dana
major conflict · Dana struggles to survive in antebellum Maryland.
rising action · Dana is taxed with saving Rufus’s life.
climax · Rufus attempts to rape Dana.
falling action · Dana kills Rufus.
themes · The corrupting influence of power; the bondage of familial love
motifs · Violence, home, race
symbols · Whips, birthdays, maps
foreshadowing · Sarah’s warning foreshadows Rufus’s failure to mail the letter; Dana’s fear of Rufus’s jealousy foreshadows Sam’s sale
Nigel is the son of Carrie and Luke, but it says Carrie is Nigel's wife. Not sure about that.
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Carries and nigel are married and their babies name is jude luke is nigels father duhhhhh
Some of the information here is not correct. Sarah is Carrie's mother and Luke is Nigel's father. Carrie and Nigel get married partway through the book.
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