Octavia Butler's Wild Seed

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In the book, Wild Seed, by Octavia Butler, as a reader we see a variety of themes throughout. As a reader, it is easy to follow and understand. I believe it is a book everyone should read. There are a variety of reasons why someone should read the book. The first reason is because the book is may be lengthy to some and not lengthy to others. For me, the book went by relatively quick. For readers who enjoyed the book, there is good news due to the book being a part of a series. Meaning that the fun does not have to end at just Wild Seed. Some of the themes within may only affect women or men such as gendered identities or people of color such as colonialism or race, but it is a read that can educate many. The book should be read and analyzed…show more content…
The book did an amazing job at character reveal as well as character development. With some books, it takes a reader a while to become enticed by the characters or by the plot. With Wild Seed, it did not take long for many reasons. The first reason is because the book was well written which allowed for myself to follow along without zoning out. Secondly, the book was up my alley because of its genre. Even if the book is not up someone’s alley, it will work for them because a well written book always entices an inquisitive reader. At last, a reader will become enticed with the book Wild Seed because it is much deeper than we think. The underlying themes will have the reader thinking longer after finishing the…show more content…
She is the lead character within the book. As we continue on to read and learn more about Anyanwu, we find out more about her. Anyanwu was born in Africa, the book does not disclose exactly where in Africa she was born in. She was born with special qualities which allow her to do so much. One of her special qualities is her immortality. As well as possessing immortality, Anyanwu can shape shift into whatever she wants. Her shape shifting abilities come in handy when she is put in certain predicaments which call for her to shift her given appearance. Even with all the “magical” qualities Anyanwu possesses, she still manages to stay sane and carry herself like a normal person. The more the book goes on, we find out more about Anyanwu and who she really is as a
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