Compare how people interact in Lauren's budding Earthseed community versus her old neighborhood.
Begin this discussion by talking about what relations were like between people living in the old neighborhood: did everyone get along, or did they simply tolerate each other? We learn a lot about the various major and minor feuds between people living in Lauren's father's community, and it seems most people tolerated each other, at best.
Lauren's old neighborhood was divided by petty disagreements and arguments, and it took a very strong personality—her father's—to make people come together and see the value in acting as a community. In Earthseed, Lauren seeks to build a...
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