"The Chrysalids" Essays and Research Papers

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    Define the terms UTOPIA and DYSTOPIA‚ and discuss whether The Chrysalids can be considered a Utopian or a Dystopian novel. One could describe the novel "The Chrysalids" as a dystopian novel as apposed to utopian. The town in which David and the rest of shape-thinkers live is deffinatly not a utopia as well as the new land to which they move‚ Sealand. The dictionary definition of utopia is an imaginary island with perfect social & political system‚ social and political paradise

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  • Joseph Strorm Character Analysis

    In the novel The Chrysalids written by John Wyndham‚ the character of Joseph Strorm has a major impact on the plot of the book. Joseph is religious‚ abusive‚ and uncompassionate. These characteristics most definitely help the reader understand the community of Waknuk and give them an idea of how serious deviants are taken. Joseph appears in the novel numerous times‚ and demonstrates these three traits. Joseph Strom is portrayed to be extremely religious. Early in the book‚ this character trait

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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

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    There are plenty of themes present in the novel Chrysalids‚ but the one major theme being the prejudice against deviation. The author is saying that when we don’t fit in‚ terrible consequences will arise. Most are judged by appearance‚ but when David and the others abilities are discovered‚ they must still hide and appear to fit in. The purity and definition of man is arguably all the Waknuk people care about to be sure there are no deviations present. Sophie‚ her companions‚ and any imperfect new

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    The Chrysalids‚ by John Wyndham Background: John Wyndham‚ born in 1903‚ tried more than four careers before starting to write short stories in 1925. The Chrysalids was written in 1955. Outline of the Book: Thousands of years after our time‚ the world faced something known as Tribulation‚ when civilization was almost completely wiped out and had to be started over‚ with new rules and laws. Humans beings born as "deviants"‚ missing an attribute that normal humans would have‚ is considered a

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    Chapter 3 Questions: The Chrysalids 1. What casual remark does David make in his home that alarms his family? What is their reaction‚ and why is it so extreme? As David was trying to aid his wound from a splinter‚ he casually remarked saying that if he had another hand‚ he would do it himself. Since his family was very religious‚ this remark offended them. The author is suggesting that when one becomes too extreme about their religious‚ any saying and be misinterpreted in the wrong way. 2

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    The Chrysalids I have read and seen many good things in my life such as standing up to bullies and helping the poor. I have also seen bad things like people being discriminated for the colour of their skin or if they have something special about them. In John Wyndhams the Chrysalids its themes have similarities with the themes that I have seen in my life or what I’ve read about in past history. The main theme of the Chrysalids is the blind acceptance of traditions strict social conformity leads to

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    In the beginning of chapter one of the book‚ The Chrysalids‚ David‚ the main character‚ describes a recurring dream about an unknown city. He describes the dream as a city clustered on the curve of a big blue bay. The city had unusual automobiles‚ with carts being pulled without horses and shiny fish shaped things in the sky. David’s description of the dream is quite vague and the book does not further address its significance. The reader is unaware of its importance later on in the book. David

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    The Chrysalids-John Wyndham INTRODUCTION John Wyndham was born in England‚ on July 10‚ 1903. When he was growing up‚ he went to a series of boarding schools because his parents were separated. He then attended an advanced co- educational school until he reached the age of eighteen. After he left school‚ Wyndham studied farming for awhile‚ then "crammed" to write the examinations for Oxford University. Finally‚ in 1929‚ Wyndham picked up a copy of an American magazine called Amazing Stories

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    (Resisting/Not changing) change according to the circumstances/environment will cause an earlier death. In John Wydham’s‚ The Chrysalids‚ there are many deaths due to the reluctance to change. Joseph Strorm needs to change in order to maintain his and the Waknuk community’s survival. The Sealand Woman will later have to adapt once a new super power dominates her and Sealanders community. Change is necessary for one’s to stay alive. Waknuk Community is destroyed because of their own rigidness.

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