Parable of the Sower - Study Guide Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter ten opens in the year 2026. The chapter is preceded by a section break, emphasized by a two-stanza quote from the Earthseed book about civilization. The two main points of the poem are that civilization is a way of taking advantage of the strengths of many to fulfill the needs of the group. Verse two, though, suggests that if civilization does not fulfill its function, it will fall apart unless a "unifying force" acts upon it.

The Earthseed quote at the start of the chapter can be summed up by saying that as people become more and more fearful, they kill and destroy. This continues to a greater and greater degree until total anarchy exists, at which point the civilization can be saved only by one who leads either by fear or charisma.

Thursday, June 25, 2026. Keith has been living outside for almost a year. He...

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