John Wyndham

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  • Discrimination In 'The Chrysalids' By John Wyndham

    Explain how The Chrysalids possesses universal qualities and whether the themes and ideas remain relevant. In his novel, The Chrysalids, 1955, John Wyndham explores many universal qualities, such as discrimination and religion. Wyndham also touches minorly on many other qualities including loyalty, prejudice, judgement, conformity and of course eugenics. Throughout time it is evident to see that many of these themes and ideas present in the novel, The Chrysalids have remained relevant. Wyndham addresses discrimination in a relatively classic form- discrimination against those whom are different, or deviated in this case. Presently discrimination is still a major issue, not just in Australia but the whole world. Religion is a very large part…

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  • The Characters Of Morality In The Chrysalids By John Wyndham

    INTRODUCTION The Chrysalids by John Wyndham is a scientific story of the future. Taken place after a nuclear holocaust that was sent by tribulation. The story is based on a very religious community called ‘’Waknuk’’, they believe in the ‘’True Image Of God’’ and anything that is not the image of god is known as a deviant, and will face great hardships. All the characters in this book are faced with different situations that will affect their future. I chose to write my essay on how and why…

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  • Examples Of Bigotry In The Chrysalids By John Wyndham

    In the novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, there are many examples of how hypocrisy, bigotry and ignorance are evident in David’s society. People in Waknuk, including the main character, David, are ignorant to the world around them. Through the first few chapters of the novel, David is a prime example of ignorance, being so young and having a lack of knowledge on what Deviations are actually like. Bigotry is also evident in the Waknuk society, and Joseph Strorm is a prime example of that.…

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  • Discrimination In The Chrysalids By John Wyndham

    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…

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  • Conflict In The Chrysalids

    Imagine the power of communicating with friends void of words, spoken or written next door or across the seas. In The Chrysalids written by John Wyndham, relationships within the telepathic group can be harmed by outsiders, certain individuals in the group and the involvement of distant friends. Outsiders can be destructive in many ways. Certain persons in the group, can cause damage and distress to other members. Distant friends can also get involved by intercepting messages. In the Chrysalids,…

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  • Perspective In The Chrysalids

    Perspective, an attitude toward or way of regarding something, is abstract; many individuals have their own beliefs and will often go to great lengths to maintain and pass on these ideals. Perspective is made up of what a person has learned and experienced within their lifetime, making it difficult to change beliefs and values. This can cause complications, as an individual will often become possessed with proving their own convictions correct. In John Wyndham’s novel The Chrysalids, the…

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  • X-Men Belonging Analysis

    Throughout both the novel ‘The Chrysalids’, and the film ‘X-Men’ from 200, the idea of the importance of belonging is presented. In both texts, there is a concept that is if somebody belongs, they are safe. Belonging in society is of great significance, and those who do not belong have the mindset that if they control their society, they will finally be part of a group. Also, working in a group rather than alone causes a higher possibility of survival from enemies. Overall, both texts depict the…

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  • The Chrysalids Power Theme Essay

    This is seen when Emily Strorm’s sister, Aunt Harriet, comes to her in aid of saving her mutant baby from death and banishment and Emily replies with, “‘Nothing much!’ snapped my mother. ‘You have the effrontery to bring that monster into my house and tell me it’s nothing much! (Wyndham pg.70).” This quote is highly important because when Aunt Harriet comes in search of help from her own sister, Emily shuts her down, referring to Aunt Harriet’s baby as a monster and not caring if the baby dies…

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  • The Chrysalids Hero Quotes

    During the groups discussion on what they should do Michael said “If the worst comes to worst, and you can’t save Petra, it would be kinder to kill her than let her go to sterilization and banishment to the Fringes” (Wyndham 120) this shows that in times of danger where life is on the line Michael was willing to keep together and let everyone know what must be done if the worst is to happen. Michael’s ability to make the tough decisions that many others couldn’t have made is one of the crucial…

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  • Nuclear Holocaust In The Chrysalids By John Wyndham

    It can be hard to tell who is right and wrong during the aftermath of a supposed nuclear holocaust. The Chrysalids, which is a book written by John Wyndham in 1955, tells a story that is unique, because throughout, it can be unclear who the reader should be rooting for. Waknuk and Sealand seem to be the most civilized communities thriving after the Tribulations, but their views differ in many ways. Both communities could potentially be the cause of a second nuclear holocaust, but it is more…

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