The Chrysalids Essay | Waknuk: A Corrupt Society in The Chrysalids

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Waknuk: A Corrupt Society in The Chrysalids

Summary: Why is the society of Waknuk so corrupt and prejudiced in John Wyndham's novel The Chrysalids? Contributing factors include fear, the world outside Waknuk, and the treatment of people who are considered not to be exactly in "God's image."
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham is a novel that looks at life in a post apocaliptic society. It centers around a group of telepathic children living in a very prejudice society called Waknuk. The people of Waknuk believe values laid upon them by the Old People of this society. This essay will explore reasons why this society is so corrupt and prejudice. It will look at fear, the world outside Waknuk and probably the most important reason, what happens to people that are not exactly in "God's Image."

To begin with, people in Waknuk fear people who are not in "God's Image." They think that if the people that are what they call deviants should not live in their society. Even people with so much as an extra toe should be barred from their society. They even think that plants or animals that...

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