“And any creature that shall seem to be human,
But is not formed thus is not human.
It is neither man nor woman.
It is a blasphemy against the true image of God,
And hateful in the sight of God.” (Wyndham 13)
The quote proved that the Waknuks believe people that were not imaged like God should not be considered human, and they should be destroyed— David, Rosalind, Petra and Michael, the main characters of the story, were considered as mutants as well, as they could make up thought shapes and communicate in their minds, and according to the Waknuks, they were not normal human and should be considered as mutants as well. However, to Uncle Axel, God can read everyone’s minds, and it may be an ability that human should have as well if they were to God’s image. He stated that human probably lost it due to tribulation, and God granted this special ability to a small group of people only. From this, I think that the normal people were actually chasing after the telepathies out of jealousy and fear. It only made them the “normal people” because they were of the larger proportion of population. It does not give them the power to kill the mutants.
Even imagining or having a thought of...