The Chrysalids vs Todays Society

Topics: Affirmative action, Racism, Black people Pages: 2 (678 words) Published: June 6, 2010
In the book “The Chrysalids”, it shows how messed up the society there is, and is sort of a representation of our society now and back then. The similarities between the book’s society and our society back then and now are discrimination, fear and death/killing of the “minority”. Discrimination is a big factor in our and as well as in the book’s society. In the book, mutants or any other un-normal things are considered the minorities. They are minorities because there are little of them and every time one is found they are discriminated by saying they are a blasphemy towards God as said in page 13. This is just like our society back then when white people discriminated against black people and not even considering them human. Black people were considered lower class than white people and did not have any rights at all. Another proof that discrimination has happened in the book is that Joseph storm who is the father of David storm is that he was a strong believer of God and said that "The Norm is the Image of God"(p.27). you know that he a person who discriminates the not normal because in the book he showed no sympathy towards mutants at all even when his sister in law brought her child to him and her baby was not a norm. Joseph said “Send her away. Tell her to leave the house – and take that with her.”(p.71) this relates to how some restraunt in our society back then would not even allow black people into the restraunt. Fear is another big similarity between both societies. In the book, mutants feared to be discovered or they will be destroyed. The mutants feared Waknuk people because according to their rules and beliefs they are basically considered mutants. Fear is the base stone for a lot of the mutants, fear is what lead Rosalind one of the telepaths to kill Michael who was a normal person, She even said it herself “I’ve killed him Michael. He’s quite dead.”(p.128) another proof that fear is a main emotion for mutants is when David was talking to his...
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