"The Evening..." Struggle and Rebirth (Responses)
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The title of the story comes from the Bible, specifically Genesis 1:5. See the text and its standard interpretations here: http://biblehub.com/commentaries/genesis/1-5.htm Why did Butler name her story so? What meaning does it add to Lynn's story? Critic Andrea Hairston argues that Butler’s heroines are always struggling “to act – against or in the face of enormous loss; against the persistence of the old regime in themselves and others; against the despair and hostility that can impede change.” In what ways is this true of Lynn? How does suffering Duryea-Gode Disease also double as having special abilities?
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3/21/2016 14:11:52blazingm0on1111she named her story after the bible because Lynn is basically a symbolic symbol of light because Beatrice tells her that she has the ability to help others, but the darkness part about this title is that Lynn being a DGD, that she can destroy herself or anyone else at any given time. Lynn tired to killing herself in the beginning of the story and throughout the whole story she kept fight herself, in a way she was looking for someone to safe her. she had this burden that she was carrying throughout most of the book and she wanted to open to someone but she couldn't find anyone that she can connect to even after she lived in a house filled with DGD.Suffering from DGD can double your chance of having special abilities by stabilizing your need to hurt yourself or others after you get over that stage you in a way you truly find yourself.
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3/21/2016 14:20:42Inspirational Beauty, Andreina2She named her story this because it's the creation of new people, new lives, different viewpoints of what's normal and not. The meaning it adds to Lynn's story is it shows a different outlook to her feelings on the disease.Lynn struggled from the beginning with her independence of this disease and in deciding if she will dedicate her life in helping at the Dilg facility.DGD helped the people who suffered from it to create amazing things and expand their minds rather than destroy themselves and others. They had a great attention span and determined on their work once they had a way to not focus on the disease.
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3/21/2016 14:27:10Keyboredplease, Figueroa LeaEvening means mixture of light and dark. Lynn was born with this terminal condition and had a terrible childhood past. Family was killed and diagnosed with DGD.

Her lack of willingness to continue in life and her attitude towards her own existence represents the darkness within. She meets her "light" in Alan who is another DGD who understands her.

Morning would represent Lynn's affection towards Alan. Their relationship helped her understand more about her life. The Dilg facility provided a makeshift remedy for their current condition. Staying "controlled" via female pheromones.

Night would represent the inevitable end of all DGD afflicted people. It is assumed they end up "drifting"

The cycle repeats of evening, morning and night repeats.

Butler named her short story whilst interested in genetics. Genesis, a new beginning, summarizes the story.
Lynn lost her family and experienced a near death experience via failed suicide at the age of 15. Despite her dark past she continued to attend college and associate with people in this DGD house.

Lynn cast aside her natural instinct to not visit a DGD ward again. However, she knew it would be the correct thing to accompany Alan to visit his mother at the ward. Her memories of past ward experiences were still vivid as ever, but she is selfless. By overcoming her fear of the past she was able to discover new possibilities/ advancements

When she met Alan, she overcame her contentment with being alone because she was so used to everybody running from her because of her DGD. Alan helped her realize that she wouldn't have to life her life in solitude.

Lynn allowed herself to get close to Alan's mother knowing the condition of her mental state, knowing at any second she could drift. Incredible trust.
DGD afflicted people display Intelligence and an incredible level of focus. The DGD patient who invented the voice/touch padlock wasn't necessarily the brightest but the determination in working on his creative venture is what eventually resulted in the invention of this type of lock. Alan's mother crafted extremely detailed sculptures out of clay while being blind. Creativity is also a huge factor in DGD patients that can be considered a special ability.

Double DGD's have this pheromone that immediately calm other DGD's. Lynn had this ability to make requests to her housemates and they would do it. The same ability Beatrice had on people in the entire Dilg facility.
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3/21/2016 14:27:33look into my eye, barcode158376Butler named her Short story "the evening the morning and the night" because it described basically the timeline of the DGD patients and what they have to go through their whole life. The evening is basically the process and the "fight" between the disease and the person itself. The night is basically the beginning of the stages of the patients thinking that they are not their true self in the body that they are in. Its a captive and they believe by trying to kill themselves they are exiting the darkness within and into the light of what they really are such as the "day".N/AThose with the disease (DGD) have special abilities and those abilities are creating art, creating new technology (such as the lock), and the ability to think for themselves. They are a type of humans with abilities that the old generation can't understand.
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9/28/2016 22:07:04amalia.galvisin Lynn's story, she and other people struggle against their destiny and genetics, a disease that separated them from another people and the world. i think the title of the story means that even thought, this people was suffering and for them days and nights didn't have difference, they have a the gift and blessings by creating better thing than even healthy people. this argument is true because in the story Lynn and Alan was fighting against their own destiny, their disease, the loss of their parents and the hostility and discrimination from others.Duryea-Gode Disease people think they don't have hope and future, then they close themselves in their own world giving the best of them and invent new things. they express their energy through something beautiful ans useful
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9/28/2016 22:26:29PatrycjaD101I believe that Butler name her story so, because it relates to the main character Lynn and her struggle. In the story we see that the main character is confronted with the disease that is an inherent part of her. Lynn has no choice.She carries Duryea-Gode Disease and has to face its consequences throughout her entire life, 24 hours a day during the morning ,the evening and the night. The main character Lynn is confronted with an enormous loss. She is faced with the disease that makes her suffer and struggle throughout her entire life. Lynn knows that one day she will end up in the psych ward and she won't be able to control her mind. She believes that she has a choice and that nobody should tell her how to live her life. The main character also questions her special abilities and she is not sure if she will be able to influence lives of people diagnosed with DGD.People suffering Duryea-Gode Disease had many special talents and abilities .In the story we can see that people with DGD were good at science-genetics, molecular biolage, biochemistry and art. The main character Lynn also had special abilities as she could influence lives of people with DGD. She discovered that she had an extraordinary ability to make special connection with those people and make them to listen and do whatever she said.
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9/29/2016 0:38:33bentley0207It begins with her own attempts at suicide, then her fathers fall to the disease and taking her mother with him - signaling her 'evening'. The 'morning' would be finding her place among her roommates and becoming the housemother as well as finding how well hyper focusing on her studies provide a sort of relief from her reality. The 'night' signaling her dilemma with coming to her decision about running her own retreat and potentially being in charge of Alan despite his issues with them being married and him under her supervision. Lynn chooses to focus on school and being the housemother to her roommates instead of dealing with her grief for her parents as well as coming to terms with her own issues with her illness. By choosing to focus on her studies so intensely she blocks out the reality of her world and the possibilities of her illness potentially taking over and causing her to "drift" The people affected by this disease are extremely talented when exposed to a specific pheromone released by a specific 'double DGD' Making a select few of the population have a sort of super power over the rest of their community. They also have the ability to have super focus - honing in on their chosen talents with extreme intensity.
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9/29/2016 16:48:21Fshariff101I am not sure how to answer this. Beatrice informs Lynn of the power of female DGD pheromones and her ability to "lure" people in; she even offers her a job at Dilg because her special ability will help the patients in healing, but Lynn is confused and hesitant. Lynn is doubting her abilities and is not sure if the job is right for her. Duryea-Gode Disease allows the person to be creative and expressive, as shown at Dilg with the "out of control" DGD's. Beatrice has pointed out all the things the patients have created for the place, such as high-tech security locks and artwork. Alan's mother was also good at pottery.
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9/29/2016 23:59:30Amartinez47I think Butler named this her story because it starts off as dark when she talks about Lynn's first experience at the DGD ward, but then she finds some light when she meets Alan and goes to the Dilg.I'm not sure how to answer thisIf two DGDs of the opposite sex have a female baby, that child will have a certain scent that makes other DGDs notice/acknowledge them more than an average DGD patient.
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9/30/2016 1:36:12JulietW78Lynn's story exposes an idea of different groups of people and how they should communicate. The groups are the controlled DGDs and out of control DGDs. Butler created the title Morning and Night based on Lynn's experience with sounds and how they are the symbol of things to some DGDs. Based on the standard interpretations the word evening means mixture, being the intermingling of light and darkness. This portrays the differences between both groups. Meaning who was considered good or bad.Lynn was traumatized from her experiences with out of control DGDs and because she did suffer from an enormous loss of her parents. It wasn't until she visited the Dilg and met alan's mom, that she realized that there was room for change.This degenaritive disease is influenced by three real world diseases, and throughout the story is implied as the DGDs have special abilities. In the Dilg there were rooms specialized for patients that had a special ability in an activity. For example some computer rooms and art rooms.
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