In The Sparrow, what was the catalyst for the change of life on Rakhat? How are the benefits and dangers of first contact illustrated by the catalyst?
There were two catalysts for for the change of life on Rakhat. The first and most wide-reaching catalyst was the arrival of the aliens from Earth. The second was the earthlings’ introduction of cultivating plants. Overall, the first contact was dangerous because the earthlings disrupted the Rakhat people’s belief in their uniqueness and generated social unrest. The change to food production decreased infant mortality. This seems a positive benefit but it led to infanticide for population control.
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