I really have no clue what I’m going to write my final paper on yet, however, I think the presence of hierarchies in Dawn is really interesting. I usually do not know what my argument is going to be until after I have laid out all the specific things I find interesting that are surrounding my topic, so I’m obviously not to that stage yet. Nonetheless, I find it interesting that the Oankali see themselves as non-hierarchical yet there is an evident hierarchical structure and furthermore that it is nearly impossible for us to think of a society without hierarchies. I think hierarchies are most prevalent in the power of the Ooli, especially in a section where Lillith observed that no one would talk to Kahguyaht, which I took as Kahguyaht having a higher status. Hierarchies are also present in the Oankali’s relationship with humans. The thing I find most interesting in this is Lillith’s role in her family. Throughout the first half of the book I continually asked myself if Lillith was more like the families pet or kid because I found references that could ideally work for both. Then she was considered a parent and allowed a little more freedom, yet her status was still lower than the reset of the Oankali.
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