Chrysalids-John Wyndham- Book Report

Topics: Telepathy, Truth, John Wyndham Pages: 3 (905 words) Published: May 10, 2013
The Chrysalids
John Wyndham
Book Report

Static vs. Change: Waknuk did not want to change anything about their society, and wanted to keep fighting Deviations until the whole society was pure according to the way church and they think god says it. For this reason, they had no progress. More and more deviations were created in the society as, Waknuk wanting to stay the same grew. Example: The Sealanders say that they are against the Waknuk people because the Sealanders accept change, but the Waknuk people try stopping it. For this reason the Waknuk people ended dyeing. Purity: Waknuk is afraid that they’ll be ruled by Deviations which they find signs of deviation growth and devil’s doings. They couldn’t think of anything more and so they formed their Purity laws to protect themselves, and their close mindedness turned them to be the stubborn and maintain these useless laws to stay safe, same with new born babies. Example: The laws Waknuk set were for their safety. One of David’s new born brothers was mutated and was sent to the fringes for this reason and also the same with Joseph’s brother Gordon discovered to have mutation he ran away to save himself and into the fringes. I liked the book when it came to the runaway part when David, Rosalind and Petra were revealed by Sally and Katherine when they were captured and tortured by the members of the community to tell the truth after Petra was using her powers and running into a mutant; the community member Skinner came and suspected on the group. David and the girls were attacked many times and those incidents interested me to read more. The bad part about the book was the ending. The ending was very boring because nothing happened much. The threads part should have attacked only some and the others should have caught David. They should have gone to the fringes once before they went to Zealand. The ending of the book was too dull and some fun incidents should have occurred. I would recommend this book to...
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