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Rufus tells dana to convince alice to sleep with him

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Rufus tells Dana to convince Alice to sleep with him, and in return, will mail letters telling Kevin that Dana is back. After finding out that Rufus has lied about mailing the letters, Dana attempts to run away, but is caught and maliciously whipped. Weylin writes to Kevin, and Kevin arrives, only to learn what has happened to Dana. They attempt to run away together being chased by Rufus shooting at them with a gun as they transport back to present day together. The next chapter is called “The Storm”, and begins with a short lived reunion between Dana and Kevin. Kevin is distraught with living in the present after living in the past for five years. He talks about his experiences in the past: witnessing the horrific acts committed against blacks, traveling north, working as a teacher, and helping slaves escape their masters. His experiences have turned him into a cold and angry man in the present. Dana travels back to the plantation to find Rufus face down in a puddle, drunk. Her and Nigel help carry Rufus inside. Weylin refuses to get Rufus help from a doctor and forces Dana to nurse him back to health. After a few weeks of extreme weakness, Rufus is at full health, but then Weylin has a heart
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attack and dies. Rufus puts all the blame on Dana and forces her to work in the fields until she collapses one day. A pregnant Alice gives birth to Hagar, a direct descendant of Dana. With Weylin dead, Rufus now becomes the head of the plantation and sells off some of the slaves. He sells off one slave for flirting with Dana and when Dana protests the transaction, Rufus beats her. Dana then slits her wrists hoping to travel back to the present. The next chapter is called “The Rope”, in which when Alice travels back to the plantation; she finds that Alice has hung herself after attempting to run away and being caught. After being captured, Rufus tells Alice that he has sold her children, when in reality; he has sent them to live at his aunt’s house. Rufus feels very angry and guilty about what Alice has done and almost kills himself over it. Dana stays with Rufus who then tell her that she reminds him so much of Alice and cannot contain himself. Rufus grabs Dana, who escaped to the attic, hoping she can slit her wrists again and travel back to the present. Rufus follows her to the attack and attempts to rape her. Rufus holds her up against a wall, only to be stabbed by Dana, killing him.
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  • Spring '16
  • JonathanMannering
  • Kindred, Slavery in the United States

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