Chrysalids

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In the book The Chrysalids, people are destroyed for looking different from the norm. Differences seen in the book include extra toes, hairy bodies, long arms and legs. But is this alright? Should the world be ridded of people who are not like the majority of other people? The people who are considered normal in this book do not have good reason to destroy the mutants.
One of the many inadequate reasons for destroying these people is that they believe that having an irregularity is hateful in the sight of God. This thought is flawed because God himself makes us in our mother’s womb as seen in Psalm 139:14; "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb." Jesus loved all people, even those with disabilities and deformities, and this is shown all through the New Testament of the Bible. The Waknuk community dissects segments from the Bible that they declare necessary and not the whole truth. It is true, we are made in God’s image but are we really grasping the full meaning of this verse? Image of God can also include morals, instincts, and integrity. God has a reason for everything He does, including what He gives us physically; blonde hair, brown skin or even an extra toe.
Furthermore, killing another person is very morally wrong. It has never been okay to kill another person nor will it ever be. In this book, they kill or banish people with irregularities and what brings them to do this is fear. The innocent babies have no choice in the matter but then again, neither do the parents. The parents are filled with so much fear that they do nothing about the situation that their newborn child is in. Even the government is distressed about the thought of another tribulation. The way they deal with their fear is by making the Waknuk people more fearful than they are themselves. This fear might be rational but it is not enough to justify killing innocent children. One would hope that at least a few people in the story would feel this way.

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