Parable of the Sower

Mrs. Sims is an elderly white woman in Lauren’s neighborhood. Deeply religious and openly racist, Mrs. Sims is rude to the non-white residents of the community. After suffering a series of traumatic events, Mrs. Sims commits suicide, which Lauren finds shocking because Mrs. Sims believed suicide was punishable by hell.
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Mrs. Sims Character Timeline in Parable of the Sower

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Chapter 3
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Mrs. Sims , a devoutly Christian woman in Lauren’s neighborhood, has shot herself. She was the only... (full context)
Religion, Hope, and Change Theme Icon
Creation, Destruction, and Rebirth Theme Icon
Truth vs. Denial Theme Icon
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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... (full context)
Chapter 4
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Mrs. Sims ’s cousins Wardell Parrish and Rosalee Payne inherit her house. They are twins whose spouses... (full context)