The Chrysalids Sophie Essay Typer

John Wyndham, the author of "The Chrysalids" is an amazing writer with many topics in mind. One of them would be friendship. Wyndham has based this book on the different views toward friendship and how all the characters have a different approach on the topic. Friendship is when two or more people, help each other, when things are bad, they help each other reach tasks that one person couldn't do by him/herself. A friend is someone that would looks out for each other. Friends trust each other, with things that they wouldn't trust someone else with. The three main friendships in the story contained David and Sophie, David and Rosalind, and David and Uncle Axel.

David and Sophie were initially introduced in the first chapter of "The Chrysalids". David was sliding down a bank, and Sophie saw that he was having fun and decided to join him.

David had found out a secret that Sophie and her parents were hiding, ever since she was born. The secret that David had promised to her to not tell anyone was that Sophie had six toes on each foot, which made her a deviation to mankind, and to the image of god. David wasn't bothered, or startled by the deviation, he insisted on seeing Sophie again later on, when she was ok. David had said "May I come and see Sophie again soon?" (pg.15), from that point on the two became really good friends. This is how their friendship had started and had lasted, until the end.

David and Rosalind are cousins, which made their friendship even stronger. David and Rosalind both have a deviation of their own, that no one knew, at first. The deviation they had was they were able to communicate telepathically. They first realized...


...The Chrysalids is a story set in the future. In the story, the “normal” people living in Waknuks, where David came from, were searching for the abnormal, or the ”mutants” and tried to kill them. Throughout the story, they were very eager to look for David and the rest of his telepathy group to investigate their special powers or even, to kill them. The reason of them really doing so was not because of that the telepathies were actually different, but is due to that they were scared that the telepathies would rule the place as they had special, extraordinary abilities, which “normal” people did not have. Other than that, normal people certainly did not deserve the rights to destroy mutants just because they were not shaped like God’s image, or simply, like everybody else. “And any creature that shall seem to be human, But is not formed thus is not human. It is neither man nor woman. It is a blasphemy against the true image of God, And hateful in the sight of God.” (Wyndham 13) The quote proved that the Waknuks believe people that were not imaged like God should not be considered human, and they should be destroyed— David, Rosalind, Petra and Michael, the main characters of the story, were considered as mutants as well, as they could make up thought shapes and communicate in their minds, and according to the Waknuks, they were not normal human and should be considered as mutants as well. However, to Uncle Axel, God can read everyone’s minds, and...

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