Examine the representations of parenthood and marriage in three of the texts that we have viewed this semester. Please consider the following: Do we see some examples of good parenting, instances of parents indoctrinating their children to directly follow the parents’ beliefs, are their examples of terrible parents?

Examine the role of Freedom in the various texts we have watched and read this semester. Consider, how do these characters view freedom, does it differ from one to text to another? Also, what do we see some of these characters go through to attain their freedom? Are there any instances in which freedom is manipulated by those with power in a given story?Examine the representations of parenthood and marriage in three of the texts that we have viewed this semester. Please consider the following:Do we see some examples of good parenting, instances of parents indoctrinating their children to directly follow the parents’ beliefs, are their examples of terrible parents? Is parenting valued heavily in one story and shunned in another?How is marriage portrayed in these texts?Do we see marriages based on love, or necessity?Or marriages based on equality and understanding,Or marriages that strictly follow patriarchal rule? (IE the men have all of the power)Is marriage deemed as important in some texts and a crutch in others?In analyzing the films and Octavia Butler texts we have seen this Fall, do you see any AfroSurreal elements that really stand out? If so, what connections to Popular Culture or African American literature or American History caught your eye, and why are they relevant? List three examples of how a given text takes a social issue and examines the issue in a grotesque or science fiction like manner.How do Butler’s texts examine power? In both Kindred and Parable of the Sower, the characters that attain the most power can read while most of the populace around them are unable to. In thinking of this, and considering the different eras of American history (& its dystopian future) that Butler portrays in these two novels, what can be said of how American society views education and literacy in relation to power, and is this a dynamic we saw in the slave narratives?Consider how Dana and Kevin struggle to make ends meat in Kindred, yet they are the most powerful characters when they go to the past.Similarly think of the way Keith and Lauren in Parable both use their ability to read and write to accomplish their goals. Or the power of their parents due to their education.What power strucutres could Butler be examining in Parable and Kindred.A key theme we have barely discussed this semester is the role of Trauma and Loss that drives the characters in these texts to push for change. How, where, and when do we see trauma and loss impact three characters based on the texts we have visited? What is the result of how this trauma or loss forces the character to change in their given text? What lessons can be learned from their narratives?

RECENT ASSIGMENTS

Write critically about the role
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