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Alicia Hillier8162034ENG 2131February 14th2018Kindred Textual Response Kindred is a novel written by Octavia E. Butler, it incorporates time travel and numerous slave narratives. In “The Fire”, Dana time travelled twice to save Rufus from a fire in which he started in spite of his father. In this scene it is evident that slavery and cruelty in the Untied States of America was taught through parenting as well as the government. Rufus rebelling against his father was a sign of hatred and anger; it all beganwhen the father caught Rufus after stealing a dollar. This resulted in the father punishing Rufus by whipping him. Dana reflects on the entire experience, asking herself how Rufus

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