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    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

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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

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    involved as much as men are involved. They give birth to babies, nurture them, and teach them many lessons regarding all aspects of life during their childhood and adolescence. In the Chrsyalids, women are considered useless and not valued. However, John Wyndam portrays them as very wise and intelligent humans. David Strorm encounters Sophie, Aunt Harriet, and the Sealand woman, whose perspectives alters David’s view on the Definition of Man and teaches him to be brave and overcome obstacles in life

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    Role of the Characters in The Chrysalids by John Wyndham In the novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, several minor characters are presented to help convey the themes of the text. Alan Irvin, Sophie Wender, and Axel Morton are several of the minor characters, who are presented in the novel, that assist in the communication of themes to the reader. These characters help develop themes such as intolerance, and the nature of a closed society. John Wyndham also employs various literary techniques including

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    Intolerance in the Chrysalids by John Wyndham The Chrysalids was by John Wyndham. It Involves Children that have ESP (Extra Sensory Perception) living in a community that does not tolerate differences. They are eventually found out and escape to Sealand (New Zealand). All societies in this novel practice intolerance in one way or another, even though Wyndham doesn't approve of it. We see it with the Norms, the Fringes, the Sealanders and even people of today. I feel this was a great way

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    The text ‘The Midwich Cuckoos’ is about an alien mother ship flew over the town of flew over the town of Midwich. Every living organism within a 2 mile radius of Midwich passed out for one day. After a while all the women in Midwich became impregnated. When the children were born they knew something strange about them. As the Children matured they began to have telepathic powers that can control, read the minds of the humans and has a collective knowledge. People in Midwich attempted to kill the

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    The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham is a great novel in my opinion. It occurs in the future but it focuses on prejudices, intolerance and torture, issues that exist now and will always exist as long as we do. I believe the novel has a very important message for readers today. In the novel, The Chrysalids, and in reality presently, many human rights are being violated. First off, child abuse and torture is a major factor in the novel. Secondly, the intolerance towards the women of Waknuk, and how they

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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

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    Midiwich Cuckoos

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    The author’s choice of the title of “The Midwich Cuckoos” has a great impact on the reader’s first impression of the text. A title is a short descriptive phrase that is designed to catch a reader’s eye and creates anticipation, expectations or disinterests in the reader's mind. The title of the text “The Midwich Cuckoos” is very effective because the title relates to the antagonists of the story. The word ‘Cuckoos’ in the novels title is in reference to the bird “Cuckoos”. Cuckoos are brood parasites

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    Some Things Just Never Change

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    always similarities that appear between societies. People will always be hesitant to accept anything that may threaten their way of life. People do what is convenient or beneficial towards them and our society is no different. In The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, several similarities are apparent between Waknuk and our contemporary society, particularly racism, hypocrisy and conformity. Similarly to Waknuk, racism, although not as extreme, is still present in our society. The citizens of Waknuk are prejudiced

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