Parable of the Sower Essays (by Octavia Butler)

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The novel Parable Of The Sower by Octavia E. Butler is set in California and takes place between 2024 and 2027. A parable is a short story that has a moral or spiritual message. The science fiction novel depicts a terrible future that exhibits a startling resemblance to reality. In...

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The novel, Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, takes place in a post-apocalyptic society where there is little to no hope left for the remaining survivors on Earth. Many people have given up on saving the world and now result to taking what’s left of it. However, the few people who do believe in a better life, including protagonist...
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In the Science fiction novel the parable of the sower, author Octavia Butler narrates a disturbing dystopian future, failing government of the United States, set in the 2020s, see from the eyes of Lauren a young African American and the Protagonist of the story. This future from the novel was Butler’s very own prediction of what the future will be...
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Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler takes you to the year 2024 environmental degradation and economic collapse have all destroyed American society. Diseases like measles ravage the population, people fight and die over water, and new drugs take over the survivors. The only safety is found in closed communities like the one Lauren Olumina lives in with her family...
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The housing crisis is an issue Butler highlights in the novel. The unaffordability of housing and services not only places pressure and financial restraints on people who possess homes, but it causes a rising number of homelessness. The violent representation of the homeless has led to urban securitization as a community response, and Butler symbolizes this with the wall that...

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