Society In The Chrysalids

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Essay Society can be defined as a “community with custom and organisation of an ordered community”. In the novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, there are many different aspects of a society that are shown to the reader in this novel. For example, how discriminate the society can be,the forgiveness of a society and how the society deals with the law. Sealand has the majority of the points thus far sealand is the best. In the novel sealand is shown as non-intentionally discriminate to wards non-telepathics because the non-telepathics would feel very left out of the community of Sealand. This is shown when Petra say “Well, she say we ought to because they have to live dull, stupid lives compared with think-picture people”(Wyndham 146). This show that the if a norm goes to sealand they will feel left out and be discriminated among the others. Although the society that david had came from was discriminated towards anyone who had a slight deviation in the body or were considered blasphemous person. The society of waknuk follows the rules from a book called Nicholas’s redemption, in which it states “And God created man in his own image. And God decreed that man should have one body, one head, two arms and two legs: that each arm should be jointed in two places and end in one hand: that each…show more content…
In sealand people are very forgiving of of the sins the people make and they do not care about deformities that some people might have. However the people of waknuk are not as forgiving. Especially Joseph Storm who is david's father, who beats david when he said “I could managed it all right by myself if I’d had another hand” (26). After this statement had been said Joseph had beaten david very badly. On the other hand the people from the fringes are not forgiving of the people from waknuk because they were outcast from there. Therefor sealand is the forgiving society that is shown in the
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