Parable of the Sower

Allison (Allie) Gilchrist Character Analysis

Allie is a 24-year-old white woman rescued from a collapsed building by Lauren and her group. Allie and her sister, Jill, ran away from their father, who forced them into prostitution and killed Allie’s baby son. Allie later develops a close bond with Justin, the three-year-old orphan who the group take in after his mother is killed. Allie is suspicious of Earthseed (and indeed of all religion), but eventually comes round to the idea of living with the newly-formed Earthseed community at Acorn.
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Allison (Allie) Gilchrist Character Timeline in Parable of the Sower

The timeline below shows where the character Allison (Allie) Gilchrist appears in Parable of the Sower. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 19
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...them walk again. The women are both white and in their twenties; their names are Allie and Jill, and Lauren guesses they could be sisters. (full context)
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...of pills, which they leave behind. The two women they’d saved from the collapsed house, Allie and Jill, want to join the group. They are on the run from their father,... (full context)
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Allie remains somewhat hostile, but agrees to travel with the group and to help and support... (full context)
Chapter 20
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Lauren begins her watch along with Allie, telling the rest of the group that she will wake them at dawn. Bankole joins... (full context)
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...his birth certificate, along with other important documents and several thousand dollars. Justin warms to Allie, who is at first hostile toward him. Jill explains that Allie previously had a baby... (full context)
Chapter 21
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...has spent an entire day “talking, writing, reading, and making love to Bankole.” Jill and Allie have begun joining Zahra’s literacy lessons, and during the lesson the group discuss Earthseed. Bankole... (full context)
Chapter 24
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After leaving Grayson, Lauren goes to comfort Allie. Despite Allie’s initial hostility, Lauren hugs her. Allie resists at first, but eventually gives in... (full context)
Chapter 25
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...and breeding the few rabbits running around. However, other members of the group, such as Allie and Grayson, disagree. Lauren points out that there won’t be anywhere safer the further north... (full context)
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...food they sell, as “food is gold.” Lauren makes a final case for staying, and Allie is the first to agree. Zahra also says she’ll stay, but Harry remains resistant. He... (full context)