Wardell Parrish is a relative of Mrs. Sims who moves into her house after she dies. He is a widower. He is an unkind and suspicious person who tries to get the police to arrest Lauren’s father after Keith’s death. After his children are killed in a fire in the neighborhood, he lapses into insanity.
Wardell Parrish Character Timeline in Parable of the Sower
The timeline below shows where the character Wardell Parrish appears in Parable of the Sower. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...target practice anymore after this. The oldest Payne kids still come, even though their uncle Wardell has been saying rude things about Lauren’s father. Keith, who is almost 13, begged to... (full context)
...been stealing from or competing with them. The police treat Lauren’s father suspiciously, especially after Wardell Parrish tells them about the fight he had with Keith. It is well known that... (full context)
...already started recruiting men to escort her. Lauren, meanwhile, will take over the neighborhood school. Wardell stays at the Olaminas’ for a week, behaving nonsensically and refusing to eat anything. Eventually,... (full context)