Kindred By Octavia E. Butler

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Does the dog die?
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Shannen
The protagonist considers eye mutilation but does not go through with it.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a child abused?
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The character Rufus is afraid of his father and of being hurt by him.
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Addiction
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Shannen
A character uses opiates and is at one point described as still needing them, implying that she is addicted.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Eratosthenese
Dana hits a dog with a stick
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is someone buried alive?
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Is there a hanging?
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Shannen
A character hangs themselves but there are no hangings.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Is someone tortured?
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There are multiple instances of slave characters being whipped.
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Family
Does a parent die?
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A couple parents die over the course of the novel. At least three important characters.
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Fear
Is someone possessed?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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Shannen
A character vomits while being whipped.
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Medical
Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Mental Health
Is there body dysmorphia?
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Pregnancy
Does someone miscarry?
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Prejudice
Is there hate speech?
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The novel takes place in pre-Civil War America, so a lot of the characters are racist and display hateful attitudes, though the narrative of the novel never frames these characters as right. The n-word is used frequently throughout the novel.
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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N_ot_U
A character who abuses the protagonist and people of her race becomes attracted to her, not knowing that they're related
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Vehicular
Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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A child nearly drowns, but is saved.
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