Tuesday, February 26, 2013


                       “I never realized how easily people could be trained to accept slavery.”

The novel Kindred is a great example of Marxism because it is about slavery and the differences between white and African American people.  In this book a modern day couple is sent back into time and ending up in Maryland in the 1800s.  The husband in this couple was white and the wife was African Amercian.  When she arrived in Maryland she was treated as a slave and she could not believe what the slaves had to go through.  Since she is now a slave and her husband is white they are not allowed to be together so he ends up leaving Maryland.  Not until the end of the book are they finally reunited and are able to travel back to their original time period.

 “I was beginning to realize that he loved the woman - to her misfortune. There was no shame in raping a black woman, but there could be shame in loving one.”

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