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Kirsten's picture

Makes me think...

 I really liked the question posed by SoundsLikeBanana:

"Are those people outside of the walls evil, or just desperate?"

I really enjoy this question because it makes me reconsider what I thought of the outside world in both the Parable of the Sower as well as in reality.  While reading the book I thought of the world outside of the gated community Lauren live in was a world of evil. Though it is obvious to me that there was much "evil" going on outside the walls, I never stopped to consider how desperate those evil-doers were. It is a little silly but this train of thought brought me to think about beginning of the song "Juicy" by Biggie when he says: "Yeah, this album is all the people that lived above the buildings that I was hustlin' in front of that called the police on me when I was just tryin' to make some money to feed my daughters." There is a legitimate reason for his "hustling" (evil-doing); the reason is to feed his daughters. But does desperation serve as an excuse for committing these crimes? As I sit here now typing this, i think not, but would i feel the same way if I was in as situation comparable to the environment in Parable of the Sower? I do not know.  SoundsLikeBanana, are correct in saying that this is  very difficult to answer.  




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