“Like all good works of fiction, it lies like the truth.”
-Robert Crossly in his critical essay on Kindred by Octavia Butler
"Words, so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become, in the hands of one who knows how to combine them."
—American Note-Books of Nathaniel Hawthorne, May 18, 1848
Octavia Butler (1947-2006)
Critical Essay Resources: NPR
Click on the image above and read the NPR article as background to the interview linked below.
Please read the NPR article and listen to the short NPR interview linked above. Then compose and create a brief evaluative essay (250-300 words) discussing whether Butler has succeeded in her purpose based on the text you’ve read so far.
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