"Bloodchild" by Octavia E. Butler
. What is your reaction to the text you just read?
I think it is weird because the story shows not only the relationships between human and aliens but also human's pregnant for aliens. In the story, aliens use human as a way of making aliens’ babies. It makes me feel strange about this story because of the way that the aliens born their children. Also, Gan, the main character of "Bloodchild," does not deny this situation even though he sees the progress of giving birth.
2 What connections did you make with the story? Discuss the elements of the story with which you are able to connect.
This concept reminds me “Alien” series films because aliens in the movie also use human as hosts for the aliens’ babies, and it kills human when the aliens are born. In the movie, the aliens attack people and put their eggs into human's body. Of course giving alien's birth does not end well in the movie. However, in "Bloodchild," Gan decides to give birth to alien babies even though he knows that he will have a lot of pains from pregnant.
3 What change would you make to adapt this story into another medium? What medium would you use? What changes would you make?
I would change this story into the film because the film can effectively show the story through the images. If I change something for the story, I probably show images that are more about the conflict between human and alien to show Gan's emotion and his last decision in an effective way.