The Power of Love
In the future society of “Bloodchild”, humans became “host animals”, they host Tlic’s eggs for them so that the Tlic’s generation can continues; and the Tlic have the control and power to rule the world and provide humans with places to live, food sources, and make them stay young and strong. Two main characters Gan and T’Gatoi are not only tagged as living in a different social classes, but more importantly, they are different living beings. They have different appearances, biorgans, and physiologies. From my understanding and perspective of the story “Bloodchild”, Octavia Bulter shows her understand and definition about love from a love story about Gan and T’Gatoi, two very different living beings. T’Gaoti has been look after Gan since he was a baby, she treats Gan as her future partner. Gan likes T’Gatoi, more like a kind of obsession. But after seeing Lomas’s give birth to another Tlic’s babies, the horrifying implantation precess made Gan realized how much difference he and T’Gatoi are. He became afraid that if he decided to carry T’Gatoi’s eggs, he would end up going through the same brutal and lousy implantation as Lomas did, which Gan doesn’t want to happen. During the conversation, Gan felt himself is being angry and jealous, he knows that he is not happy about that his sister Hoa is going to accept the eggs from T’Gatoi. At the end, all the miserable and entanglement cleared off, Gan and T’Gatoi become together as partners. The story begins with “My last night of childhood began with a visit home” (Pearson 86), which foreshadows at the end of the story when the main character Gan finishes his childhood by accepting to put T’Gaoti’s eggs into his body. At the beginning of the story we can see how T’Gatoi is different from the human, and how important and authoritative she is in this society. “T’Gatoi was the Tlic government official in charge of the Preserve, and thus the most important of her kind to deal directly with Terrans.”...
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