Importance Of Education In Octavia Butler's Parable Of The Sower

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Octavia Butler presents many ideas in her novel Parable of the Sower that having a good education is important for surviving in the world and time period that Lauren, her family, and her friends live in. Early in the story Lauren acts like a parent out of all the kids. She is the one who has to hunt, stay brave and make sure things stay sane while her dad is gone. And once her dad died education for her became even more important since she was on her own. She taught herself to read and write from reading books in his fathers library. She learned sharp skills that people in the story don 't have. But, her being able to read and write inspired the people she was around to do the same. It helped her believe strongly in her religion and guide …show more content…
Friends and anything but school are my real strengths. The bell rings and I think to myself “Oh great here comes another class for me to just fail” sounding so happy as I look! not. Its a bad attitude i know but I cant help it, its just how my brain works. So I just walk down the halls dreading the next class Im going to have to sit through. My parents are always telling me that education is the most important thing in life, which I do agree. I believe education is the most important thing in life but its just hard for me to maintain good grades. Which is weird considering both my parents graduated from Yale. But I blame it on my parents for giving me bad learning genes. Education is a big role in your life. It gets you into college, a job, and gets you money. Since I cant keep my grades up in high school then I don 't know how I’m supposed to make it through the rest of my life. It stresses me out to think like that so I tend not too. I come home everyday to my parents constantly nagging me about my grades. My response every time is “Ya I know, ill talk to my teacher, she must have entered the wrong grade.” and of …show more content…
now I wouldn 't want to talk bad about myself but Im pretty much the definition of lazy. Ill admit it. I skip a lot of my first period which is chemistry (which is a pretty important class) just to sleep in and when i do come i tend to sleep there, and thats when i get in trouble. I always catch myself day dreaming off in class and missing a whole lesson and you could totally tell I missed that lesson once i got my test back from that lesson. And once i get that test back from that lesson guess what i got! A D! I got lucky i got lucky on the multiple choice. Im a junior now and from what people have told me this is “The most important year of my high school years” well.. lets hope for the best is what i respond. Its really hard when all your friends have applied and got acctepeted into their dream colleges and your sitting here and don 't even have good enough grades to apply to a university. I guess i should have paid more attention freshman and sophomore year. oops. I really hated to admit it but my parents were right. Having a good education is the most important thing. It sets you up for life and college and the years to come after that. And trust me no one should be in the position Im in right now. It

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