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dc.contributor.authorDawkins, Claire
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-05T16:37:34Z
dc.date.available2021-06-05T16:37:34Z
dc.date.issued2021-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/1746
dc.description.abstractIn their groundbreaking feminist dystopian novels, Nnedi Okorafor and Octavia Butler redefine what it means to be religious. Okorafor’s novel, Who Fears Death and Butler’s novels, Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents use the dystopian genre to expose how patriarchy and Christianity have benefited one another for a millennium. Patriarchy is built into the framework of Christianity, but it becomes only more powerful as language gets muddled and confused. When this happens, men are able to abuse and subjugate women under the pretense that it is religious, when it is not. But Butler and Okorafor do not leave us with this dire image. Instead, their protagonists, Lauren and Onyesonwu take harrowing journeys to overthrow the corrupt Christian religions in their respective texts with a new non-patriarchal religion. Unlike many feminist science fiction authors of recent, Butler and Okorafor are presenting the corruption that lives in Christianity, and as an alternative they offer a new religion.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Literatureen_US
dc.subjectButler, Octavia E.en_US
dc.subjectParable of the Soweren_US
dc.subjectParable of the Talentsen_US
dc.subjectOkorafor, Nnedien_US
dc.subjectWho Fears Deathen_US
dc.subjectReligion and literatureen_US
dc.subjectPatriarchyen_US
dc.subjectDystopiaen_US
dc.subjectScience fictionen_US
dc.titlePatriarchy poisons religion: an in-depth analysis of religion and systems of power in Who Fears Death and the Parables duologyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.versionNAen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-06-05T16:37:35Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY College at New Paltzen_US
dc.description.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.description.degreelevelMAen_US


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