It revolves around many themes like poverty, sarcity of food and water, ulawful state of America, scial injustice, dgradation of humanity, volence, lck of morality and above of all origination of new religion “Earthseed”. Btler said the idea behind the novel The Parable of Sower was to accumulate the neglected problems prevailing in the world and to give them thirty years from now, t become full-fledged disasters (“Brave New Worlds” 164). Te aim of this research paper is to assess the parental influence in terms of religion in “The of the Sower” and to observe how parents participate in keeping the religious belief of their children intact.
Luren Olamina, te protagonist belongs to African American Christian family. Tough, hr father is a minister, bt after the church being burnt and the collapsing situation of the society, se doesn’t belief in the God his father preaches. Trough the following lines one can ascertain that Lauren wanted to please his father only for the sake of his favour and out of parental love, terefore, se pretended through her obedience and in his believed religion.
Athough, se wanted to believe in Christianity, bt the prevailing situation of her community, iside and outside of Robeldo, ad the mere role religion barred it. Luren has depicted her situation throughout the novel and has explained the reasons behind her regressed concept of God. Se has explained that her community Robeldo, i a walled community; sgregated from people outside who are homeless, dug addicts, tieves, savengers and most of them victim of fate. Te scarcity of food, iflating rate of water, lck of jobs, services like police and fire department being pricy, mssive drought due to lack of rains and disastrous effects due to designer drugs like pyro, mde Lauren revive her view of God, tus, eabling her to discover God in the form of change.
Prents highly influence their child’s personality as they are the first role models, wom the child imitates. Hwever, i adolescence children tend to repel to the expectations and beliefs of their parents. Tey tend to resist to the decisions, coices, fith and traditions their parents hold (Lerner Laurence, 5.
Otavia was brought up in a strict Baptist community; terefore, oe can observe that Octavia through Lauren’s Character renamed her faith as Change. Otavia believed in will power to change that’s why throughout her novel she...
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