Parable of the Sower

Alicia Leal Character Analysis

Alicia Catalina Godinez Leal is an astronaut who dies on a mission to Mars. Lauren learns that Leal had expressed a wish for her body to be left on Mars, but that the American Secretary of Astronautics defied this wish, bringing her body home on the grounds that it might be a “contaminant.”
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Alicia Leal Character Timeline in Parable of the Sower

The timeline below shows where the character Alicia Leal appears in Parable of the Sower. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
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...“worship God,” but instead “shape God.” In her diary, Lauren writes that an astronaut named Alicia Leal on the latest Mars mission has been killed. People in Lauren’s neighborhood generally consider space... (full context)
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...the neighborhood, although every house still has a radio, the main source of news. Before Alicia Leal died, she asked that her body be left on Mars, but the Secretary of Astronautics... (full context)
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Lauren cannot stop thinking about Mrs. Sims and Alicia Leal ; she feels that the two stories are related somehow. She has started writing down... (full context)