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    expressed by Octavia E. Butler in her novels, Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents. Narrated through Lauren Olamina’s journal entries and excerpts from her book Earthseed and the Bible. In Lauren’s journal entries it’s revealed she’s constantly shaping the identity and beliefs of Earthseed to redefine herself and her community. And through the ideas of Earthseed all of it’s believers can live in harmony without power struggles. Lauren was born in 2009 and raised in Robledo, California a small walled community twenty miles from Los Angeles. To a black father and spanish mother, when Lauren was born her mother died from the use of drugs. In addition, Lauren was born with hyperempathy syndrome which allows her to share others pain and pleasure. Lauren’s identity between her family being the oldest of five, has to be strong and responsible on the other hand her hyperempathy is viewed as an weakness by her father and has to be kept hidden from the community. Within the community Lauren’s identity is predefined by her father and the religion he preaches. But from the first pages of Lauren’s journal at the age of fifteen, she confessed that she does not accept her father’s religion as hers or in other words let it shape her identity. As Lauren is already discovering Earthseed and believing it to be a part of her. As said in her entry, “At least three years ago, my father’s God stopped being my God. . . . My God has another name” (Sower 7). In comparison to the power her…

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    Science Fiction but in personal lives too. By looking at her novels we can begin to see the ways in which she uses this genre and its studies on change to look at religion and its relation to female power. We will be looking at Parable of The Sower, and Parable of the Talents because of the main character, Lauren Olamina who uses religion to evoke change within a seemingly hopeless world. The parable of the sower is a famous Biblical parable in which a sower scatters seeds that manage to fall…

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    The Parable of the Sower offers a sense of hope for the redemption of future cities in its final chapters. Lauren’s belief in Earthseed and the parable she chooses to promote to the others in her group provide an optimistic view for the future of cities in North America, and sees cities as a solution to, rather than a source of, the problems that plague her world. In The Parable of the Sower, Lauren, Zahra, and Harry meet, among others, a man called Bankole who offers to let them move onto his…

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    Luke 8:1-15: Parable of the Sower and the Seed Jesus said this parable when many people were coming to him to hear the Word of God. Which he directs his audience to this parable about the hearing of the Word. Therefore, Jesus, by stating this parable, wanted to make all those that were coming to him to hear the Word, aware of the available choices for hearing and also abiding in the Word of God. The purpose then translates to Jesus trying to portray to the audience for them to hear the ‘Word of…

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    Explanatory Paragraph In the novel Parable of the Sower written by Octavia Butler, she shows that education is a key priority in life. Education is not just being book smart but it is also being educated in survival skills. In the narrative Octavia’s main character Lauren uses her knowledge to live a life that is extremely difficult. She educated herself with survival books about what wild plants that are safe to eat, what water is the drinkable, and how to use geography to an advantage. All…

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    Parable of the Sower When talking about a dystopia you think of a place in distress somewhere where the future is no longer a place to work for but a place people fear because they have no clue if they will safely make it there. In the book, Parable of the Sower Lauren is a young girl growing up in a chaotic America. This dystopian America has fallen into chaos and now the people are trying to survive the madness any way possible. Some people have resorted to drugs and stealing to deal with…

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    The Key to Survival In the novel, Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler, the powerful perk of being educated is constantly demonstrated as the story progresses. Not only does it allow you to know what to do, eat, build, drink, and collect, but it also allows one who has general knowledge to be protected as a valuable asset for those who are curious and need educated guidance. Butler makes this very evident in the case of Keith. Due to his knowledge of reading and writing, he is let alone at…

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    Chapters 9-17 of “The Parable of the Sower” take a dark turn. Lauren’s brother and father are both killed, and eventually, the entire community of Robledo is attacked and burned to the ground. Following the attack, nothing remains of the community expect for Lauren and her friends Zahra and Harry. They have no choice but to try and survive in the world beyond their gated community, and the three of them devise a plan to travel north where they believe they will be able to find a job and live…

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    In the era that we live in today, mankind has become dependent on fossil fuel just as much as water and oxygen. We continue to depend on fossil fuel for every aspect of our daily lives while at the same time fighting against mother nature. As we continue this ignorant battle against nature who knows what the future will look like. Will we still have fossil fuel? Will we still have water? In Octavia Butlers, “Parable of the Sower”, she creates a world full of chaos and catastrophe yet a world…

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    the difference between religion and faith? Religion is often reference to specific religious beliefs and principles laid out by such things as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, or Buddhism. Faith, however, is not so simplistic; it refers to the strong belief in the higher power of the universe, often without any claim to a specific “God” or religious practice. Being that this difference exists between religion and faith, novels such as The Parable of the Sower take the two and mesh their…

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