Inquisitions In Octavia Butler's The Parable Of The Talents

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Beginning in the 12th century, in the middle of the Medieval era, just centuries after the fall of the greatest empire of classical history, the Roman Empire, with the invasion of religious frustration swept across much of Europe. These various inquisitions caused a quake of fear for anyone that was suspected of betraying the Catholic Church and the Vatican. Though it was not just religious heresy and other religious groups, it was also Pagans, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Atheists, Freethinkers, Philosophers, Humanists, and many others. Burning them at the stake, and accusing them of heresy, sending them to trial, and inevitably their death. These various inquisitions of and the protestant reformation were known as one of humanities darkest events in history. People lived in fear of accusation, death, and the ways of this era; the world was living in a shadow of fear, thousands dying by knife, ax, and fire. Over the course of 500 years, religious conflict was really a widespread issue and yet tolerated by many. There are many similarities between Octavia Butler’s book, The Parable of the Talents and the various inquisitions of human history, and through the persecution and conversation, of religious groups, the religious chaos on this time, and how Lauren’s character is similar to other religious icons during these times there is evidence that Butler’s novel could be an inquisition.
One-third of the entire population, being accused of heresy by the other two thirds and was lead

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