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Kye McMath Writing, Literacy, & Discourse Dr. Carthon 1 April 2019 The Parable of the Sower in the Bible tells a story of a farmer/sower who throws his crop seeds all over on various types of terrain. Some seed lands on the path and is eaten by birds since it can never sprout, other seeds land in rocky ground and are scorched and withered away after not having roots, and other seeds landed in good soil and sprung up in extremely large quantities. Jesus explains that the seeds are people’s belief in his Word; some do not believe it at all (seeds immediately eaten by birds), others only believe at first and then their faith waivers (seeds sprouting up quickly but then being scorched and withering away because of no roots), and others believe him fully and wholeheartedly (seeds that sprout huge amounts of crop). In Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, Lauren represents the farmer/sower, spreading her Earthseed idea around indiscriminately. The first to receive it is her friend Joanne, who kind of acts like the seeds fallen to the wayside. It is not that she doesn’t believe Lauren, she just runs
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