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DAWN from page8_Octavia E. Butler – Lilith’s Brood  -Grand Central Publishing (2000)2page PaperProposal +outlineIntroduction to Women’s and Gender Studies 1500 Assignment Guide and Course Rubrics Prof. Punam Mehta

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Social Justice
Critical
Reflection Paper

Proposal and
Outline
(See Rubrics A for
evaluation)

The purpose of this assignment is to write a paper proposal and an outline in
preparation of the social justice critical reflection paper on the novel ‘Dawn’ by
Octavia Butler.

The proposal should be two pages, 500 words. It should be submitted in MLA format.

Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies 1500 Assignment Guide and Course Rubrics Prof. Punam Mehta

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RUBRICS A

A+ to A B+ to B C+ to C D+ to D F

Critical
Analysis

The thesis
presents a clear,

focused and
compelling

argument.

Excels in
responding to the

assignment and
demonstrates

mastery, of
course, concepts

and materials.

Responds
appropriately to the

assignment,
demonstrates a

clear understanding
of course concepts

and materials.

Good argument,
clearly articulated in

the thesis, though
needs refining.

Begins to

acknowledge the
complexities of its

argument.

Doesn’t fully respond
to the assignment,

demonstrates some
misunderstanding of

course concepts and
materials.

Paper has a weak

argument; the thesis
is too general.

Fails to acknowledge

other views.

Doesn’t responds
appropriately to

the assignment,
disconnected

from course
concepts and

materials

The argument is
unclear, and the

thesis is weak.

Thesis too vague
or general to be

nuanced or
complicated.

Fails to meet
the appropriate

guidelines

Ev idence
and

support

Argument is
thoroughly

backed by
substantial,

specific, and
appropriate

evidence

Evidence is
clearly introduced,

analyzed, and
connected to the

argument

The argument is
thoroughly

supported by
strong, specific and

appropriate
evidence.

The evidence is

clearly introduced,
analyzed, and

connected to the
argument.

Paper’s argument is
supported by relevant

evidence, though not
always the strongest

or specific quotations.

Analysis of evidence
needs further

development.

Paper’s argument
is supported by

limited evidence
that is only

occasionally
relevant.

Connections

between
argument and

evidence
somewhat

unclear.

The evidence is
insufficient,

misconstrued,
or

misrepresented.

Unclear
connections

between
evidence and

argument.

Structure

Paper flows

logically to craft
cohesive

argument

Paragraph clearly
guides the reader

through a
progression of

ideas

Paper flows

logically to craft a
cohesive argument.

Paragraphs clearly

guide the reader
through the

progression of
ideas.

Uses transitional

sentences to
develop strong

relationships
between ideas.

Generally well-

constructed flow of
ideas.

Paragraphs are

ordered thoughtfully;
each paragraph

relates to the central
argContents

LILITH’S BROOD

DAWN

I: WOMB

1

2

3

4

5

II: FAMILY

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

III: NURSERY

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

IV: THE TRAINING FLOOR

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

ADULTHOOD RITES

I: LO

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

II: PHOENIX

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

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14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

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III: CHKAHICHDAHK

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

IV: HOME

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

IMAGO

I: METAMORPHOSIS

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

II: EXILE

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

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12

III: IMAGO

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any
resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental.

Compilation copyright © 1989 by Octavia E. Butler
Dawn copyright © 1987 by Octavia E. Butler

Adulthood Rites copyright © 1988 by Octavia E. Butler
Imago copyright © 1989 by Octavia E. Butler

All rights reserved.
Except as permitted under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or

by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Book Group USA

237 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Visit our Web site at www.HachetteBookGroupUSA.com.

First eBook Edition: June 2000

ISBN: 978-0-446-54535-8

Dawn, Adulthood Rites, and Imago

The classic trilogy complete in one volume —

LILITH’S BROOD

Praise for LILITH’S BROOD and Octavia E. Butler

“This is vintage Butler … a perfect introduction to her work for the unfamiliar. Butler sets the imagination free, blending the real and the possible.”
—United Press International

“Impeccably crafted … satisfying … Butler’s literary craftsmanship is superb.”
—Washington Post Book World

“Butler in top form … spare, vivid prose … intriguing, well-developed ideas, solid characters, and crisp narrative.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“[She creates] some of the most fascinating female characters in the genre … real women caught in impossible situations.”
—Village Voice

“Butler brings Toni Morrison to mind.”
—Publishers Weekly

“She is one of those rare authors who pay serious attention to the way human beings actually work together and against each other, and she does
so with extraordinary plausibility.”

—Locus

BOOKS BY OCTAVIA E. BUTLER

Fledgling*

Parable of the Talents*

Parable of the Sower*

Lilith’s Brood*
Dawn

Adulthood Rites
Imago

Seed to Harvest*
Wild Seed

Mind of My Mind
Clay’s Ark

Patternmaster

Kindred

Survivor

Bloodchild and Other Stories

*available from Warner Books

DAWN

In memory of Mike Hodel who,
through his READ/SF campaign
for literacy, sought to share
with everyone the pleasure and
usefulness of the written word.

I

WOMB

1

Alive!
Still aliveAs we thought about this introduction, we were reminded of these two quotations, the first by
Arundhati Roy, who describes herself as an “Indian
novelist, activist, and world citizen,” and the second
by American feminist activist and journalist Gloria
Steinem. Roy opens us up to the transformative
potential of social justice and solidarity by prompt-
ing us to hold fast to the belief that another world is
possible, that there are alternatives to inequalities that
are deepening the new global world order. We have
to keep alive visions of gender and economic justice;
they can move us, inspire us, sustain us, and galvanize
us as thinkers and activists, as global citizens and as
members of local communities, working for change.
Steinem’s words signal that the road ahead is not
easy, that it involves a process of critical examination
of many of our most taken-for-granted truths and
belief systems about the world around us. It is through
unlearning as much as learning that we begin to see
how inequalities have been created and hence how
they can be challenged and undone. Unlearning and
learning are intertwined in a continual, connected

process: the unpacking of prior knowledge and
assumptions is important in making space for new
versions and visions of social realities.

This volume engages with these practices: unlearn-
ing/learning and envisioning change. We aim to offer a
broad selection of writings from a range of authors and
perspectives to help introduce you to a field that is at
the forefront of critical thinking about inequalities and
social justice. This introduction provides students with
an entry point to consider what gender and women’s
studies involves, how it has changed in recent years, and
why it continues to be a meaningful and socially relevant
area of inquiry. In what follows, we focus mainly on
gender and women’s studies in the North American
context, which itself has been shaped by broader global
shifts within both feminism and the political and eco-
nomic landscape. We discuss some of the main goals
and theoretical developments of gender and women’s
studies, and highlight key features of this book. We
conclude with some thoughts about the process of crit-
ical thinking and how it might apply to your reading of
the material in the text.

INTRODUCTION

Mapping the Terrain of Gender and Women’s Studies

Another world is not only possible, she’s on her way. Maybe many of us won’t be here to greet her,
but on a quiet day, if I listen very carefully, I can hear her breathing.

—Arundhati Roy, War Talk (2003, p. 75)

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
—Gloria Steinem, “‘Women’s Liberation’ Aims to Free Men, Too,” Washington Post (1970, p. 192)

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Gender and Women’s Studies, Second Edition : Critical Terrain, edited by Margaret Hobbs, and Carla Rice, Canadian Scholars, 2018. ProQuest EbDear Zhi, 
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Social Justice Critical Paper Proposal
Dawn, the science-fiction novel is written by Octavia E. Butler in 1947 in which she explored several themes ranging from social injustice, xenogenesis, loneliness, struggles, and drive of survival and humanity. SUPPORT WITH EVIDENCE. It is the first novel of the science-fiction trilogy, in which a post-apocalyptic world is shown in the near future. After the nuclear war of earth, Lilith, the protagonist, is left behind, who is one of the few human beings left? WHY IS THIS A QUESTION? In the novel, different factors have been analyzed, including the intelligent and defiant female leadership and consensual relationships between aliens and human beings, and several social issues. In this assignment, the novel Dawn will be critically analyzed through the lens of social justice. BE MORE SPECIFIC. This novel proves that social injustice prevails not only in human beings but also in aliens as well, especially in intersectional paradigm. 
USE TOPIC SETNECES. The novel starts with the interaction of the aliens with the human race. Aliens have three species, i.e., males, females, and Oankali. In a way, they are saving the human race and earth by keeping human beings alive in their program, but at a deeper level, they have their own motivation behind it. Their survival depends on the continuous interbreeding with different species, which compels them to initiate an interbreeding program in which there is no space of consent. They kept human beings in isolation and also humiliated them on a regular basis because of their genetic and makeup. On the other hand, human beings also respond to them with hatred and violence, not only for the aliens but for the human leader as well. I WANT TO HEAR MORE CRITICAL ANALYSIS NOT SUMMARY OF THE BOOK
The novel is considered dystopian literature, mainly because of the characteristics which the human breed possesses (Jesser) MECHANISM AND CITATION ERROR. Butler has shown the negative side of humanity through their interaction with each other and with aliens. The harmful elements of xenophobia, hatred, racial and gender violence, discrimination, and competition are shown in the human race. Lilith, the chosen representative and leader of the human race, are continuously humiliated by the human males, and at the same time, they react to aliens with xenophobic and hatred responses. They also threatened her with rape and murder and they also mock Chinese people. It is also influenced by the intersectionality of gender and race of the biasness in society (Harris and Zeus). THIS SHOULD BE A TOPIC SENTENCE
On the other hand, aliens are shown in their perfect condition as well. Where human beings are violent, hateful, and cruel, the aliens are also careless, arrogant, and they do not have a sense of consent of human rights. They consider themselves superior to the human ra




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