How can I earn money with StudyBay? Top writers
Order Assignment
This order has already been completed on Studybay
On Studybay you can order your academic assignment from one of our 45000 professional writers. Hire your writer directly, without overpaying for agencies and affiliates! Check price for your assignment
4 bids submitted. Essay Example.

Octavia Butler's Kindred: Summary

The novel of Octavia Butler “Kindred” is an exciting piece of literature that easily involve you in the row of described events.

The novel starts with the small piece of information where described the main character Dana broke her hand in some accident that had happened in the house where he lived. There is no details about the situation in the book. Dana didn`t try to explain everything to police or doctors.

During the development of the plot we discover that Dana has the ability to travel through the time but unfortunately she cannot choose the moment where to go. All the time she goes at the same time. It is Maryland in 1815. In this period there was her ancestor, a young boy whose name was Rufus Weylin and he was a slave on the local plantation. Because Dana is Afro-American she got into the hard period of history for black people.

After some events the woman understands that usually she goes back in time when her ancestor is in danger. And Dana is obliged to make her time-trips in order to safe Rufus and herself (if he dies she will not be born). But there is one problem. Dana has no desire to save this boy. The reason is that in his future he would become a really bad personality. The situation becomes even worth because Rufus is sure that he is a good boy and this idea makes him even more horrible man.

After sometime Dana understands that in order she can be born she must help her ancestor to make love with one of his slaves whose name is Alice. So she made a plan though she did not want to do it at all. Despite of all her help, Rufus punishes Dana for any wrong step even if she can leave him at any time. And if she refuses to save his life, Rufus will surely die in any moment.

At the end of the poem Dana is completely tired to help her cruel ancestor and to save his life. So she decides to kill him by her own hands. Fortunately her next ancestor was already born by that time that gives her a possibility to kill Rufus without any problems and she shouldn`t be worried about her life and her future.

When Dana returned in 1976, she and her husband whose name is Kevin went to the place where Rufus` plantation had been situated. There she discovered from a newspaper that there was a slave who was blamed for the fire that took place in the house of Rufus in order to conceal Dana`s crime.

The main story ends and Dana`s husband closes the book and they are happy that Rufus is dead. That is the last thing that we see in the story.

The novel of Octavia Butler “Kindred” is an exciting piece of literature that easily involve you in the row of described events.

The novel starts with the small piece of information where described the main character Dana broke her hand in some accident that had happened in the house where he lived. There is no details about the situation in the book.

Related Materials
Assignment ID
100002996
Discipline
Type
CREATED ON
November 9, 2016
COMPLETED ON
November 10, 2016
Price
$6
This order has already been completed on Studybay
On Studybay you can order your academic assignment from one of our 45000 professional writers. Hire your writer directly, without overpaying for agencies and affiliates!
Check price for your Essay
Essay Example Comments
caspertrump100144
July 2, 2016
caspertrump100144
great writer. very fast and accurate.
bensonhagton66
July 1, 2016
bensonhagton66
AMAZING WRITER. Im very impressed. I would try this writer out for sure.
lizwillis38
July 1, 2016
lizwillis38
She is fantastic. She finished the job within hours with perfect quality. The best part was her dedication to perform a complete and perfect job. Definitely recommended!