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Thesis statement There really is no true or perfect human image nor can it be proven right by using religious theories which are hypocritical Their theories developed from the experiences of Man particularly from his tribulation The Waknuk people are insecure about themselves therefore they use God as an excuse for their persecution of the deviatesIn John Wyndhams The Chrysalids we have the opportunity to view mankind not in the ideal way as most would like but in a realistic way The deviate is not perfect and because he is it he is shunned by society which under the guise of hypocrisy seeks to prove that it does not have to accept anything abnormalThe whole idea of human deviations mutants and blasphemies is all created by the majority of norms at the end of their tribulation However not all the characters in Waknuk believe that deviations should be killed or isolated These characters are very distinct and all have a significant importance There are a variety of opinions produced by John Wyndhams characters who cause many conflictsThe main character David has the strongest beliefs and these beliefs become even stronger as the story develops Throughout his whole childhood he has always been taught to honour the Repentances After he meets Sophie he thinks that there is nothing wrong with her and that shes harmless for she can definitely not be a mutant However in his society she is considered to be a deviation and a mutant because of her extra toe From this point on he begins to question the childhood beliefs he was taught to obey He doesnt realize what their beliefs mean until he experiences them After a while he realizes he is in fact a mutant because of his ability to see thought shapes He begins to mature as a man and is aware of his uniqueness in a society that forbids mutancy Most of all he becomes more aware of the
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