The book The Chrysalids is a unique book with suspense, mystery, and different ways of how people view life. With every good book comes a catchy title like “The Chrysalids” but, what does the title mean? How does it relate to the story being told? Personally, I don’t know the meaning of chrysalids although it’s a very interesting word and so simple so it must have some meaning to the book. The book has a very unique storyline with an intriguing title, but what is the true meaning behind the title?
The FBI defines serial killing as "a series of three or more murders, committed as separate events, usually, but not always, by one offender acting alone". The “separate events” part is what makes serial killing different than spree killing and mass killing. Another thing that makes serial killers stand out is that they often demonstrate specific patterns that can be easily identified by police investigators. It was often debated that those patterns are products of either their genetics, or their environment. We now know that both are important to the development of all people, so now people argue which one is more important, especially when it comes to serial killers.
How is Catherine unique? In the book, Rules by Cynthia Lord, Catherine was the main character who faced many challenges throughout the book. She has a mom who does not really understand her problems. Her dad does not really play a big role in the story. These challenges often include his little brother, David, messing up things. Furthermore, she has shown many different traits in the story that helped this story be so interesting. 2 main character traits that she showed in the story are protective and sensitive.
Throughout history there have been many examples of the constant battle between good and evil. In the Chrysalids by John Wyndham this occurs post apocalyptic war. This book was about a group of kids fighting for the rights for Blasphemies, against a community afraid to accept anything except the “true image”. In the chrysalids two characters represented hope for the future and one represented following the evil doings of the past. David and uncle Axel represented hope for the future, whereas Joseph Strorm represented the evil doings of the past. David always looked at life optimistically, trying to do what was best for the future. Uncle Axel always guide and supported the idea of acceptance. Joseph Strorm was evil and tried to relive the past.
People lie for many reasons. Sometimes it’s to themselves, sometimes it’s to others. No matter who they are lying to, it always affects others around you. In the story The Crucible by Arthur Miller, lying is a very common theme. Many characters lie, which include John Proctor, Abigail Williams, Reverend Parris, and many others. All these characters have what they feel, is a logical reason for lying, but the question why do people lie to others and themselves, is something to ponder while reading the play. People lie to themselves to make them feel better about their own lives and people lie to others to cover up something they may be ashamed of.
One of the greatest commandments written in history is “Thou Shalt not lie.” From a young age we have been taught of the negative effects of lying. We are taught, as toddlers, not to cheat on tests and punished for our dishonesty when caught. But as we grow older we discover that lying is not as terrible as we were raised to believe. Sometimes lying is safer than the truth. Lying helps us to protect the well-being of family and friends. Deception and secrecy are two major themes of Lois Lowry’s The Giver. While being dishonest is against the rules in The Giver, the survival of the community is dependent on deception and secrecy. Lying is written into the daily lives of the people of the community, and used so commonly that people are not aware
The above statement proves that the human memory is imperfect and cannot be reliable. Due to the inconsistency of the brain an innocent individual can be imprisoned for a crime, he or she never committed. For instance, false memories that can be identified from “The Case Against Adnan Syed” are seen mostly in the responses provided by Dave due to hearsay. Another example is when Laura (Dave’s daughter), Jenn, Jay, and the neighborhood boy completely deny seeing a corpse of a girl (Hae Min Lee) in the trunk of
There is always that one person that makes a story so interesting and impossible to get one's eyes off of. The novel, Montana 1948 by Larry Watson was a book that had good, bad and terrible things in it. A family that was well known to the town of Bentrock was involved with multiple incidents that brought negativity to the people. It was a town diversified between Indian and Caucasians. People that were influential to the novel made bad choices, caused and solved problems and also led to serious moments that others couldn’t see meaning and truth behind. Doing what is right vs. wrong often causes struggles within other people.
Lies play a very large role in this play. As readers, we see what the effects of lying are and what it does to a person’s character. Different things can cause people to lie for different reasons. Even if something terrible happens, is it okay to lie to someone to make them feel better?
“He thought of his sister, pale and thin, trying to catch her breath, and his mother turning to the window to hide her tears. ‘Don’t you see?’ he asked, his voice soft. ‘This poor child will most likely have a serious heart defect. A fatal one. I’m trying to spare us all terrible grief’”(18).
The girls in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible lied about the elders in Salem resulting in the excommunicating and deaths of several of the townspeople. Teenaged girls still lie about adults and adults’ lives are still ruined by the lies. Universally, one of teenagers favorite targets to lie about is teachers and coaches. They lie about grades, about bullying teachers, about homework, and about the abuse from coaches and all the lies end up costing the teacher, not the teens.
Why did David Payne kill himself though, leaving behind a note that could be interpreted as guilty? Possibly he was expressing sorrow for getting her pregnant, which led her to the site of her death. It could have also been because – being a drunk – his mental condition was not stable enough to handle the death of his fiancé. He was, however, not present at the time of the murder, as the case file states, so does he have a strong alibi? No, but it can be argued that neither did any of the other suspects. It says he was absent at the time of murder but the time of murder was not stated in the information provided. This leaves a range from Sunday night to Tuesday night. During Monday, David was searching for Maggie with Albert. He could not have killed her then because of the company. During his interview, he was drunk, which would not have been wise of him because intoxication might allow for guilt to be slipped. Had he been clever enough to cause an unsolved murder, he would have thought of this too. The general cluelessness of David makes up for any lack of alibi.
What is “trust” and who is deserving of it? Well, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary it is the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. But what happens when no one knows the “real truth” and you are then compelled to put your trust into unreliable people? That is what author, Paula Hawkins forces her readers to do in her thrilling, murder-mystery novel, The Girl on the Train. Through her use of specific literacy techniques, she transforms her readers into literary detectives and presents them with the seemingly unsolvable mystery of the disappearance turned murder of Megan Hipwell. By allowing her readers to solve the mystery in the comfort of their own home and by revealing information to them
The three criteria for the a developing characters in a story are on the consistent behavior, there motivation and the quality being lifelike. The characteristic for consistent behavior is that the characters attitude and behavior are consistent throughout the story and remain the same, however if the behavior does change it would be justified why it would be. Another characteristic is the motivation for the character, why they act/do stuff a certain way aswell to what they believe in. Lastly is whether this character could be plausible in realife, the character with hold traits that can exist with someone in this world. In the short story“The Man Who Was Almost a Man” by Richard Wright, a young minded boy named David showed all three characteristics
Sigmund Freud, a well known psychologist, argues that childhood experience influences adult life in the pursuit of happiness. Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is a prime example of Freud’s theory as the protagonist, Nora, regresses to her past childlike habits of happiness within a voiceless marriage. Nora is limited to mental developmental growth because she is fixated in an adolescent state. In order for Nora to truly find her identity in the end, her illusions of happiness must be shattered.