Dana Franklin Character Analysis

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Dana Franklin is a strong, independent woman who has made a name for herself as a published author. She is beginning a new marriage with a white man Kevin , an unusual relationship in 1976, but even more unacceptable in 1819. Suddenly, at a time when she is most happy unpacking in her new home, she is pulled by the force of Rufus Weylin into the past to save his life. Dana then faces the horrors of living as a slave and being an object of Rufus’ obsessive need for her. Dana, learns that she has the strength and the courage to face the worst the South can throw at her. She is whipped, insulted, slapped, threatened with being sold, and yet, she faces it all with dignity, a strong sense of self-preservation, and compassion for those around her

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