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The Chrysalids: Absolute Power Corrupts

Summary: Analyzes the novel The Chrysalids by David Harrower and John Wyndham. Discusses the theme that absolute power corrupts. Explores the character of Joseph Strorm. Examines the relationship between him and his brother.
Absolute power corrupts. Power, the ability or capacity to exercise control and authority, can be a very dangerous thing and when something or someone controls all of it, problems can only be expected. It can break up families, tear apart cities, or even kill.

Power doesn't bring anything but hate. For example, in the town of Waknuk Joseph Strorm was a very well respected man. When it came to power amongst town's people, he was the one with it and definitely had no problem using it. He was from a well-known family and would always be the first one to report deviations and anything out of the norm. From this came his reputation, and his reputation gave him strength so much strength that not only was he hated by some but feared by many town's people. He would even turn on his family in a...

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