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Course Hero Literature Instructor Russell Jaffe explains the main characters in Octavia Butler's novel Kindred.
|Dana||Dana is an African American woman writer in her 20s who finds she can time travel to Maryland in the antebellum period. Read More|
|Kevin||Kevin, Dana's white husband, is a writer who time travels with Dana. Read More|
|Rufus||Rufus is Dana's ancestor, a white slave owner. Dana repeatedly saves his life. Read More|
|Alice||Alice is Dana's ancestor and the object of Rufus's desire. She becomes his slave and concubine and bears two of his children. Read More|
|Carrie||The one child of Sarah's who is not sold, Carrie is a mute slave who marries and has children with Nigel.|
|Dana's aunt||Dana's aunt accepts her niece's marriage to Kevin because it means the couple's children will be light-skinned.|
|Isaac||Isaac is Alice's husband and a runaway slave who is caught and punished.|
|Luke||Luke is the Weylins' slave and Nigel's father. He tries to assert some control over his life and is later sold.|
|Margaret Weylin||Margaret Weylin is Rufus's mother. She fusses over him, becomes mentally ill after the death of her twins, and later becomes addicted to laudanum.|
|Nigel||A childhood friend to Rufus, Nigel is a slave who learns to read and marries Carrie.|
|Sarah||Sarah, the Weylins' slave, cooks for the plantation and is Carrie's mother. She is haunted by the sale of her other children.|
|Tom Weylin||Tom Weylin is Rufus's father and a plantation and slave owner.|