What are the similarities between Dana's relationship with Rufus and her relationship with Kevin in "Kindred"?

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The similarities between Dana's relationships with Kevin and Rufus are surprisingly many.  Both are white men in love with her, and in the early nineteenth century they are both her protectors by virtue of their sex and race.  Dana depends on each of them at different times.  She relies on Rufus to orient her in the world of the past where she is so abruptly thrust, and of Kevin she says, "He was my anchor here in my own time" (Rope 2).

Although Dana depends on...

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