Discrimination In The Chrysalids By John Wyndham

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Discrimination making People to separate from their families, suffer, migrate and die which most people in Waknuk don’t give attention to it unless they see it in their life because they are close-minded and want no change in their life. Discrimination is common in Waknuk, especially people who are normal, highly discriminate others who are different or deviations because they wants to stay as they are in the novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham. Sophie the little girl with only one pair of extra toes which looks one millions of devils for the inspector and David’s father. At the same time, Aunt Harriet with the infant baby that is a bit different from the true image of God is not able to get help. In addition, other deviants such as Gordon …show more content…
When Emily or David’s mother had a baby, Aunt Harriet also had one. Nevertheless, occasionally Aunt Harriet’s baby is a deviation so to get the purity certificate she asks her sister Emily to switch baby but Emily’s response is “Joseph send her away .Tell her to leave the house ...” (71). This makes Aunt Harriet to feel lonely, hopeless, do not know what to do with her baby and shows how brutal Emily is. In addition, Aunt Harriet commits suicide because as it is mention there is no one to help her even her own sister refuses. After they hear about Aunt Harriet’s death David tells, “His father include Aunt Harriet’s name in our prayer...but, after that she was never referred again”. Waknuk society does not care if they do any discrimination until they get discriminate and their ignorance to Aunt Harriet, also who knows what happens to the baby the pure soul. Therefore, Aunt Harriet does not get the help that she wants, so it ruins her life and leads her to committing …show more content…
Sophie with six toes migrate to the Fringes with being sterilized, Aunt Harriet that has a new born deviant baby commit suicide because her sister refuses to help her and the baby would live un happy life without his mother. Furthermore, other characters such as Sally and Katherine are tortured in the same condition Gordon who also is send to the Fringes without getting any inheritance. Many people are send away from Waknuk sterilize even when they need help their own family give their back. Waknuk societies are narrow-minded and want to stay as they

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