Parable of the Sower Questions and Answers

Parable of the Sower

Octavia Butler grew up in Pasadena, California. Her father died when she was only seven years old, and her mother and grandmother raised her. Her mother worked as a housemaid for rich white...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2021 8:34 pm UTC

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Parable of the Sower

Cognitive estrangement is a concept which asserts that if we can witness a new way of living within a work of fiction, we can take that new way and incorporate it into the world we know. Thus,...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2018 10:30 pm UTC

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Parable of the Sower

In Parable of the Sower, Richard Moss has put together his own form of religion that narrator Lauren calls a mix between Old Testament teachings and traditional West African religion. His religion...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2009 5:44 am UTC

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Parable of the Sower

In Parable of the Sower, Olivia Butler persuasively demonstrates that individual desire and free will are necessary to form and maintain true community. The corollary would be that any society that...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2020 8:58 pm UTC

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Parable of the Sower

Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower is a cautionary tale about what the future may look like if the United States does not work harder to address pressing issues. For instance, one of the main...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2020 5:06 pm UTC

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Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower is a science fiction novel which follows the journey of Lauren Olamina, a young "hyperempath" who is determined to spread her religion, Earthseed, despite...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2016 3:08 am UTC

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Parable of the Sower

"Speech Sounds" and Parable of the Sower are both complex works, neither of which is reducible to a single point or sequence of points. However, there are clear thematic and structural similarities...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2021 12:48 am UTC

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Parable of the Sower

Since this is a highly personal question, we can only brainstorm some possible responses and experiences that students have when they read a graphic novel as opposed to the original text. Some...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2021 12:05 am UTC

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Parable of the Sower

Octavia Butler's novel Parable of the Sower begins in the year 2024 (more than three decades in the future when the book was written in the early 1990s). It follows a girl named Lauren Olamina, who...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2021 7:53 pm UTC

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Parable of the Sower

Part of the reason why Lauren helps out the woman and her baby is because of her hyperempathy. Throughout the narrative, it is clear that Lauren possesses a sense of empathy with others. She...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2013 1:35 pm UTC

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Parable of the Sower

Your question refers to the Octavia Butler novel Parable of the Sower. You might get some insight into the themes of the novel by reading and understanding the eponymous chapter of the Bible's Book...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2018 6:01 am UTC

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Parable of the Sower

Butler uses illiteracy as a reflection of the lawlessness that exists outside the gated community. The world that is constructed is one in which poverty and climate change have drastically...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2013 1:54 pm UTC

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Parable of the Sower

While there is no formalized and accepted list of types of plots, there are many deep commonalities to be found in the vast libraries of tales that people have told over history. Octavia Butler's...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2019 4:01 pm UTC

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