Chrysalids Essays

  • The Chrysalids

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    The Chrysalids A society is an organized group of individuals. In the novel, The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham the Sealand society and Waknuk society are both similar and different in the way they live. The Sealand and Waknuk societies are both egocentric and ignorant, but the Sealand society accepts changes, where the Waknuk society does not accept change and would rather stay the same. Both the Sealand and Waknuk societies experience egocentricism. The Sealand society believes that Waknuk and

  • Guidance In The Chrysalids

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    Guidance in the Chrysalids by John Wyndham The novel “The Chrysalids” by John Wyndham is about a boy named David who grows up in the oppressive society of Waknuk where changes are not accepted. Through Uncle Axel and his father, Joseph Strorm, he learns about the ignorance of human nature. This helps to guide him through life and develop his maturity. Hence, the author conveys that a father figure is an essential part of development in a child’s life. In the novel, David’s father, Joseph Strorm

  • The Chrysalids Essay

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    In the novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, the readers are introduced to traditions and strict social agreements which lead to unfortunate destructions of living beings. The vision of blind acceptance of human beings is shown by Waknukians, who only accept those who resemble God’s image, which is a human without deformities such as Sophie who has six toes; the blind acceptance of traditions leads to the ruination of the Waknuk society of The Chrysalids. Due to the strict laws everyone is intensely

  • A Comparison of The Chrysalids and 1984

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    A comparison of life in London, Air Strip One (or Great Britain) in the George Orwell novel '1984' and Waknuk, Canada in the John Wyndham novel 'The Chrysalids.' Waknuk is a society living after a nuclear attack. The people of Air Strip One (or Britain) in 1984 live in a dictatorship controlled by "The Party". Waknuck is an enclosed society similar to Victorian Britain. As people spend all their lives in the town or city they are born they can't experience different cultures and therefore have

  • The Chrysalids Lessons

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    “Every situation in life give some important lesson”. The Chrysalids is a science fiction novel by John Wyndham. It's about conformity in a post-nuclear world. The novel revolves around the superstitions which existed in the society at that time. Genetic invariance has been elevated to the highest religious principle, and humans with even minor mutations were considered "Blasphemies" and the handiwork of the Devil. As the story proceeds it teaches different lessons at different stages. The three

  • Chrysalids Intolerance Quotes

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    In the novel, the Chrysalids religious intolerance plays an important theme throughout the whole novel. In the town of Waknuk is an intolerant society that is ruled by extremist that have a certain vision there is little acceptance of anyone who is not built in gods image, you are blasphemous. The lack of acceptance is shown when David and Sophie are playing in the water and another boy sees Sophie's footprints that showcase her extra toe. After that, Sophie is forced to flee to the badlands for

  • The Role Of David In The Chrysalids

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    David: The Hero In The Chrysalids written by John Wyndham, many characters put their lives in risky situations, proving themselves as heroes. David can be seen, he’s always there to save the day, protecting others before himself and he does the right thing even when it get difficult. David is part of “the group”. The group communicates with special thought shape powers. This power is a deviation which they are not allowed to possess in the town of Waknuk. This power can cause them trouble. Three

  • Religion In The Chrysalids

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    In John Wyndham’s - The Chrysalids, a civilization has become biased to any kind of alteration with regard to the appearance of people or their “abilities”. This consists of the main character David, and others like him who are telepathic and Sophie - the girl with six toes. Their community wrecks any person, plant or thing that does not match “God’s strict image.” David and his friends that are able to telepathically communicate, are identified as “mutants” according to their society. The group

  • The Chrysalids Bigotry Analysis

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    The novel “The Chrysalids” written by John Wyndham demonstrates a good example of bigotry through David’s family, society, and other characters. (To give brief information, Waknuk is a community where all “deviations” other than the true form are considered blasphemy and are treated horribly.) An example of bigotry is shown when David spills out: “‘I could have managed it all right by myself if I’d had another hand.’ My voice must have carried, for silence fell on the whole room like a clap.”(26)

  • Human Flaws In The Chrysalids

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    Humanity's Flaws Portrayed by The Chrysalids Humans have many flaws, the seven deadly sins, our morals, our mentalities, and so forth. The Chrysalids, written by John Wyndham does a very good job of portraying these flaws, throughout its story, characters, and plot. The novel The Chrysalids reveals the true nature of humanity through various situations, and characters such as, Joseph Strorm’s ignorant and strict ways regarding the true image, Spider-Man who bears a grudge toward his brother and

  • The Chrysalids: Perception is Molded by Environment

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    thoughts are incredibly malleable. However, the question remains whether the environment changes our perception. This essay will delve into how perceptions are impacted by a North American lifestyle, and a lifestyle within the fictional world of The Chrysalids. Although a person has the ability to forge his or her own destiny, the environment plays a large part in shaping our perceptions everyday. Many throughout the world consider North America to offer the greatest quality of life. A myriad of

  • Comparing The Chrysalids and The Day of the Triffids

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    The Chrysalids and The Day of the Triffids _____John Wyndham's science fiction novels, The Chrysalids and The Day of the Triffids, do not focus on incredible and unbelievable developments in technology, as do novels of many of the stereotypical science fiction writers, yet instead focus on how the people; particularly the protagonist, deal with the many uncomfortable situations they are faced in the frightening world of the future. _____The Day of the Triffids is perhaps Wyndham's best known

  • The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

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    John Wyndham made a very strong impression on any reader who has happened upon his book “The Chrysalids”. He brings to mind a harsh reality that is exaggerated within the novel, the fear of unknown powers. “Respect for God was frequently on his lips, and fear of the devil constantly in his heart, and it seems to have been hard to say which inspired him more.” The previous quote summarizes the basic thought process that the characters in the novel have. The people of Waknuk are terrified by the devil

  • John Wyndham's The Chrysalids

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    broken if they are established incorrectly, that is to say, in a bad relationship. When a father creates a tie with his son, the tie has to be established properly, or else the child will miss a vital part of his life. During the progression of The Chrysalids, the author, John Windham illustrates two unique relationships. This story is set in the future on a post-apocalyptic land called Labrador that is cut off from the rest of the world by radiation. The primitive-like communities in this religious

  • The Chrysalids: The Importance of Telepathy

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    The Chrysalids:  The Importance of Telepathy Some people dream about having an ability to communicate through mental telepathy.  Some even claimed to have this ability but it played an important role in the novel The Chrysalids.  The author created an interesting environment.  There was no communication and the only people who could communicate between each other were the ones that had the power of telepathy.  Because in some areas the land was so dangerous because of the radiation that

  • John Wyndam's The Chrysalids

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    Fairy begin to fade. In the stage in which every young adult experiences this metamorphosis, somewhere between the ages of ten and eighteen, the choices you make shape your future. In the case of David Strorm, protagonist in John Wyndham’s novel The Chrysalids, the choices he is forced to make are a bit more extreme than normal, but the same principles still apply. David must realize his true identity and how it varies from the society he grew up in, must find differences between his father’s views and

  • David's Changing Views In The Chrysalids

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    In the novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham it explains the life of a boy named David Strorm and how he is part of an anti mutant society named Waknuk. In this society they have very strong policies on small "deviations" and things that do not follow the norm. If not followed the "deviational" people would be sent to the fringes where they are put poverty and it is a fight just to survive for the next day . As a child David is taught a very harsh way of following his religon. As he gets older

  • The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

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    In John Wyndham's The Chrysalids, the repercussions of the static community of Waknuk and the community that the Zealanders built, that is willing to change, are derived from the influence of the Old People. After the tribulations, the people of Waknuk did not accept change they felt as though the Old People's ways were best. Their goal was to reach the same standard of civilization, but that was only achievable if they lived exactly how the Old People did. However the Zealanders believed that change

  • Essay On Religion In The Chrysalids

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    Religion and the Struggle of Morality In John Wyndham’s sci-fi novel, The Chrysalids, the world is seen in a post-apocalyptic event in which religion is greatly valued. David understands that one must be moral rather than religious to survive in a world of chaos. For one to be moral, they must understand the difference between right and wrong. He believes all Deviants, those “hateful in the sight of God” (Wyndham 13), should not be despised. At a young age, David did not conform to the practices

  • Blasphemies and Discrimination in The Chrysalids

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    John Wyrndham the author of The Chrysalids is an extraordinary writer who has created this book in the state of two totally different worlds. Wyrndham has based this book on the different views toward blasphemies and how the characters all have a different approach on the subject. The three greatest ranges in different reactions to Blasphemes would come from the characters: Joseph Strorm, Aunt Harriet, and Sophie Wender. Joseph Strorm is the character in the novel that has the greatest disliking