The Chrysalids Uncle Axel Analysis

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In John Wyndham’s novel, The Chrysalids, the reader is introduced to an apocalyptic world, where a young boy named David tries to survive his strict community that is against any differences. Uncle axel is the only supportive adult figure in David’s life that protects him and guides him to become the person he is today. While David comes to terms with his deviation axel provides protection and advice to cope with his difference. He uses past knowledge to offer ideas to stay safe as a group. Uncle axel teaches David that being different is not always a bad thing and actually a good thing. Uncle Axel protects and guides David as he slowly begins to recognize that he is different. Axel is the only adult in David’s life who is aware of his gift.
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