Serendip is an independent site partnering with faculty at multiple colleges and universities around the world. Happy exploring!

Reply to comment

nina0404's picture

Interesting

So I have finished reading the Parable of the Sower and I found it to be a pretty good book. While the story itself was very interesting what caught my eye the most was the setting. This book is set in the near future about 14 years from now. in almost what seems an apocalyptic world. In the United States, society has gone down the drain and its an eat or be eaten world. Its almost scary to think that this could happen. One of the things I thought about the most though was how could society go from what it is now to what it is in the novel in such a short time period. Does change really occur that fast? Can a thriving society in one of the most powerful nations quickly fall into chaos? It takes centuries for the evolution of a species to occur. Does cultural evolution occur faster than nature can change?  

Reply

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
2 + 17 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.