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Kindred Essay Dana and Rufus might look like friends from the outside but Danas feelings for him are quite different from what we think of them To begin with Dana sees Rufus as a child needing or relying upon her protection For instance when Dana saved him from drowning in the river Secondly she views him as a man of his time In another words Rufuss personality is the way that any other man would have been in that period of time towards his slaves Lastly he is a ruthless and vicious slaveholder which Tom Weylins fault Just as Toms behaviour on the slaves and on his son Finally I will explain in more details how Danas feelings for Rufus are in the following paragraphs As a child Rufus started depending on Dana In another words Rufuss survival was left in the hands of Dana Just as when Dana went back to the past the first time to save Rufus from drowning in the river I reacted to the child in trouble Also Rufus depended on her to be his companion Even more when Alice killed herself and Dana came back to the past the last time and saw what happened Rufus told her dont leave Dana As Rufus grew older he never really learned to take good care of himself Rufus is a man of his time To begin with he treats his slaves the way any man would do in his period of time Like the time when his father died and then he started to buy and sell slaves like any other slaveholder would do Like Alice said Hes all grown up now and part of the system Further more Rufus had started to take whatever he wanted by force if he couldnt get it peacefully For instance the time when Alice said he didnt want to go with him and she decided to marry Issac Just
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