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Imagine living in a place where there seemed to be a sense of hate in the eyes of everyone except David Strorm This place was called Waknuk Waknuk was a place where anything out of the norm was wrong and sinful and could even end in a consequence as serious as death Life was good for those who believed and practised the Waknuk religion following the definition of man which was heard every Sunday of their lives 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 hand should have four fingers and one thumb that each finger should bear a flat finger-nail And so on until Then God created woman also and in the same image but with these differences according to her nature her voice should be of higher pitch than mans she should grow no beard she should have two breasts And so on again page 10-11 Those who did not believe in the Waknuk religion found life to be hard and unfair Throughout Davids life in Waknuk he was faced with many tools of hate such as prejudice pride and deception David painfully learned that prejudice causes individuals to be isolated from each other pride causes individuals to mistreat each other and finally that deception causes much hurt and distress among individuals Due to these facts the theme of love is eclipsed or overshadowed by the theme of hate in The Chrysalids David was faced for the first time in his life a tool of evil - - prejudice It all started the day he met Sophie Wender She was peering through the bushes when David was playing happily in a sand pile They soon became best friends and enjoyed playing together for endless hours One day as they were playing
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