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As much as I'm interested in

As much as I'm interested in the other aspects of Prodigal Summer (such as the interdependency of species in the foodchain), I think the ideas I find most interesting are the roles of women in the stories. In the "Predator" storyline there is a very distinct difference between males and females, described at length from a pedantic biological viewpoint. The difference between the sexes carries over to the other two storylines, though in more colloquial contexts, with "Old Chestnuts" and "Moth Love". All three of these storylines are presented with a nature-heavy background, similar to the native american Yellow Woman folk tales, and I would like to explore all four of these stories' characters by looking at the relationships and interdependency not of the species, but of the sexes.

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