Debolism In The Novel 'The Chrysalids' By John Wyndham

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The Chrysalids The novel, The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham illustrates a world where strict adherence societal beliefs meant to protect the community, instead leads to its peril because of isolate from deviation and mutant people, narrow-minded, and unchangeable. The novel shows a place called Waknuk where people beliefs are to rebuild ‘Old People’ world, after the nuclear holocaust that ruined their civilization; however, these beliefs, principles are strict, they based on a thing called “true image” and are made to punish the blasphemies by exclude or exterminate them. “Only God produces perfection, so although deviations may look like us in many ways, they cannot be really human. They are something quite different’’(Wyndham 77). First, Aunt Harriet wanted to switch her baby with Petra, Emily Strorm 's daughter to have the Normalcy Certification from the inspectors. She didn’t want her baby to die or to be sent to the Fringes but what she received from her sister was isolation (Wyndham 71). “So there has been a Deviation; and deviation, any deviation from the true image is blasphemy - no less. You have produced a defilement.” Due to the laws, people had to report to the governor if they see anyone or anything is deviation, so in Waknuk, discrimination is always happening.(Wyndham 72). Likely, this also shown the principles in Waknuk have blinded the people terribly, people always think it is the punishment from God toward them but actually it is not. People

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