The Parable Of The Sower Essay

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Do all heroes wear capes? If you take a look at a majority of the most popular movies that include superheroes they all have capes. Do only people who wear capes should be considered as heroes? A hero is defined as a person who is admired for great or brave acts of fine qualities. Lauren Olamina, a young courageous black woman in Octavia Butler’s novel The Parable of the Sower, is wise beyond her years and shows herself to be a heroine of her town. Although, Lauren is seen as a hero, is viewed by most as a usual young. Lauren Olamina is definitely a hero as oppose to being merely insane. This novel will show her development into the brave leader she is despite her circumstances in the poor town of Robledo. Lauren will help bring her community out of a weary and trying time to prosperity. The community of Robledo will go on to accept her for who she is, although they sometimes are still not sure how to perceive her or her unusual actions that may be taken as insanity. A merely insane person arguably would not have the capacity to accomplish what Lauren set out mostly due the mental space that being mentally ill can put an individual in.
Unlike insanity that prevents the mind from normal perception, Lauren did have “hyper-empathy syndrome. The disability she inherited form her mother would cause her to feel the pain and pleasure of the individual’s that she came in contact with as if she felt them as well. Lauren describes her viewpoint on her disorder after speaking with…

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