What are some possible themes of Kindred by Octavia Butler?

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Like many of the novels which speak to the "human condition" and living life, the themes illuminated in Octavia Butler's novel Kindred are slavery, choices and consequences, appearance and reality, and the idea of differences.

Each of these themes are important when dealing, or examining, the issues related to slavery. The themes are highlighted through Butler's examination of Dana's perspective and understanding regarding the harshness and realities associated with slavery.

For Dana, her experiences with...

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