How Lauren and others survived in the Gated community

  • In the book “parable of the sower,” Butler explores a society of struggles and devastation attributed by government corruption and crime
  • Lauren and others live in a walled town of Robledo where they suffer from aspects like extreme poverty, killings, rape and robbery from criminals outside the wall (Chapter 1)
  • Thesis- Lauren, and others survived in the gated community by sharing resources and practice on what to do during an emergency or attack from criminals
  • Body
  • The residents of Robledo practice to help members to learn how to protect themselves from attackers
  • Lauren tells Joanne the need to prepare for any attacks by learning some survival skills (Chapter 4)
  • Lauren’s father motives her to practice shooting birds using BB guns (Chapter 4)
  • Every household in the gated community of Robledo has at least two guns for security purposes
  • The wall protected the people living in Robledo from constant attacks by criminals and feral dogs.
  • Lauren and the community are surrounding by a huge protective wall. The wall helps Lauren and others to survive random attacks from dogs and some criminals outside the gate
  • In an argument with Lauren,  Joanne explains that survival is impossible outside the walls (Chapter 5)
  • As Lauren and the group were traveling outside the wall, they see people sleeping in the streets with missing limbs, open wounds and festering sores (Chapter 2)
  • Thus, the walls helped Lauren and the community survive some attacks from criminals
  • Conclusion
  • Butlers explore more about life and struggle to survive
  • First, the wall was a source of temporary protection that helped Lauren and community members survive some attacks
  • Lauren and others in the book practiced survival techniques such as fighting back and sharing resources like water and food as a community