|Plot Summary of Parable of the Talents|
The horrific acts that take place in the novel parallel the things that occur in our society daily. The only difference is that we have not yet reached the extremes that exist in Ms. Bulter's novel. However, the path that our law and policy makers are taking can lead directly to a world as terrifying as the one where Earthseed is "invented". What a frightening thought...
This synopsis report prepared by Kayama Bliss
Lauren Olamina has built her religious community, but she and her community is persecuted for her beliefs. She loses her child, her husband and her brother, but preserves her ideals.
This synopsis report prepared by Christine G.
|Chapter Analysis of Parable of the Talents|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Repressive society story
- strict rationing of freedoms/goods
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one culture tries to impose its culture on another group
Who's a slave/repressed?
- humans are slaves of other humans
- religious figure
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- major character becomes a sex slave
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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