Lilith's Alienness In Dawn

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Humans are naturally a hierarchical species. In Dawn, Lilith is adversely treated as non elected leader of the earthbound humans, so much so that she is not permitted to return to earth with the rest of the humans. When she does eventually arrive to earth, she arrives with the oankali and the division of humans that have mixed with the Oankali. So, Lilith 's literal alienness, and consequently the humans adverseness to her, represents the unfavorable sentiment towards minorities in even current society, and in Lilith 's case, especially those in leadership positions. The group that Lilith was in charge of had a mild attitude toward her, until men started arriving, with the exception of Leah who when released promptly attacked Lilith
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