While reading Chapter 6 of Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler I realized this book has a lot to do with futurism. From reading Snead’s article and from the discussion we have in class I think it is safe to ass futurism has something to do with.
Without change how can it be possible for civilization and the people as a community to move on? The character in the book, Lauren wants a change for her community she believes without change her community will be in danger. I think this connects to Snead’s writing where he discusses how Europeans usually have this mindset of always wanting to change and improve and how black people oftentimes use repetition as a way to live. However, despite this, you need both when dealing with futurism. You must improve but it’s also important to look back at the past because maybe you can use what you now know to help you in the future. Lauryn has the mindset of always wanting to change and improve while her community is stuck repeating what they already know and not listening to Lauryn. As a result, her community isn’t looking towards the future or making a change.