Rufus weylin serves as the one constant for dana's time travel he beckons her to his time period several times, always during moments of peril rufus's dependency on dana goes beyond her repeatedly saving his life she also takes on the role of sister, friend, and mother. She is accepted by tom weylin because she repeatedly saves his son from death and rufus becomes very dependent upon, and fond of, dana however, dana is treated as a slave by both tom and rufus weylin, especially as rufus grows older. Rufus weylin rufus wants to be a good man, but he is not willing to do the necessary hard work while his impulses are praiseworthy, his behavior is consistently atrocious.
Start studying kindred learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. In octavia butler's historical time-travel novel kindred, the two characters rufus weylin, and his father tom weylin, are white slave owners in the antebellum south the protagonist, dana, a black. Talk:kindred (novel) jump to rufus kindred begins on jun 9, 1976, on the day of her twenty-sixth birthday her full name is edana franlkin, and she is married to kevin, a white male, a fact that causes her much plight thoughout the course of kindred butler uses language that likens him to tom and rufus weylin multiple times, perhaps. Rufus weylin - the inconsistent, power-drunk slave owner and the father of one of dana’s ancestorsrufus rapes and enslaves alice and attempts to rape and enslave dana he longs to be loved but expects to always get his way, using coercion and violence if he is denied.
The child she saved, rufus weylin, is an ancestor of hers, the spoiled, selfish, casually racist son of a plantation owner somehow, she’s pulled to him whenever his life is significantly in danger it seems to be her responsibility to keep him alive until he can father the child who will continue her line. Rufus weylin, kindred, octavia butler as slaveowners go, rufus isn’t the worst (his father might rank) but he isn’t the best, either he’s selfish and ignorant, and (like most men of the time) a brutal racist and misogynist, who doesn’t mind raping women as long as they act like they like it. Although rufus' accident brings dana (and kevin this time) back to 1819 he does not play a major role instead we learn more about other key players in this story: tom and margaret weylin, sarah, carrie, nigel and luke to name a few.
15 the needs and well-being of other residents of the plantation create a web of obligation that is difficult to navigate choose a specific incident and determine who holds power over whom assess how it affects that situation 16 dana states: “it was that destructive single-minded love of his. Alice greenwood and rufus weylin both had a peculiar relationship with dana, as well as with each other the ties that dana shared with alice exemplified the themes of double consciousness and collective trauma, and the ties shared between dana and rufus demonstrated the themes of diaspora and power relationships. Kindred reading guide for each character, write down: 1 who they are 2 what role they played in kindred compare tom weylin and rufus weylin is rufus weylin an improvement over his father how is dana’s influence evident on the adult rufus evident give a specific example from the text. Rufus promises to stay quiet only after dana shows rufus a coin she has with a future date and explains who they are kevin pretends he is dana's owner when rufus' hard father, weylin, shows up to. Rufus weylin from the very beginning, the reader can see how needy rufus is he has an over-indulgent mother and a father who shows him little if any attention.
View the profiles of people named rufus weylin join facebook to connect with rufus weylin and others you may know facebook gives people the power to. 1 dana's relationship with the adult rufus weylin can be described as a struggle for power and respect in which he holds most of the power we can see that relationship develop here as we see dana and rufus conflict over alice and her future. On a scale of one to ten, how bad a guy is rufus weylin why 4 compare and contrast rufus weylin to his father in what ways has he become like his father in what ways is he different are these differences for better or for worse 5 what are some of the ways that dana could have addressed her life as a slave. [sic] rufus’s time demanded things of me that had never been demanded before, and it could easily kill me if i did not meet its demands that was a stark, powerful reality that the gentle conveniences and luxuries of this house, of now, could not touch.
- Compare tom weylin and rufus weylin is rufus an improvement or simply an alteration of his father where, if any, is there evidence of dana's influence on the young rufus in his adult character 8 of the slaves' attitude toward rufus, dana observes strangely, they seemed to like him, hold him in contempt, and fear him at the same time.
- Rufus weylin timeline and summary back next rufus first appears drowning in a river dana saves him by giving him mouth-to-mouth the next time we see rufus, he lights his bedroom curtains on fire.
- Rufus, the son of tom weylin, a strict slave-owner, will grow up to father dana’s ancestor, hagar rufus is somehow able to call dana whenever he is in a life-threatening situation conversely, dana can only return to 1976 when her own life is threatened.
Antagonists -rufus weylin and the system of slavery mood -the mood is filled with darkness and bitterness as the system of slavery beats down everyone who comes in contact with it however, it ends hopefully for kevin and dana who, now free from rufus’ obsessive need for her, can live their lives knowing all they experienced has made them. On the weylin plantation, often having more favor with rufus than any other slave she also has a good relationship with some of the slaves on the plantation, even though she is an obvious. What draws dana back is the plight of rufus weylin, the young son of a plantation owner and one of dana's own ancestors when rufus' life is in danger, dana is drawn back to the past to help him subsequently, when dana's life is in danger, she is drawn back to her own time. Correction, jan 23, 2017: this piece originally misstated that the character rufus weylin is the son of a slave he bore children with a slave he bore children with a slave ( return.