In responding to this question, your focus will be on the themes that arise from your close readings of the
story. You will develop an argument on what the story teaches us about empathy and how it is conveyed.
Thesis: In Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild, helps promote empathy towards self-sacrifice for the greater good
though it’s depiction of Gan’s choice to go through with being impregnated in spite of the consequences of
pregnancy and changes to the body(warrant 1), to help continue the Tlic species (warrant 2), to protect his
family (warrant 3)