Please find some quotes that show how Joseph Strorm is a hard working man in The Chrysalids.

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The first good place to look for quotes about Joseph Strorm is chapter 2. At the beginning of the chapter, David gives readers a bit of background information about his grandfather and father. At one point, David tells readers that his father is a "man of local consequence." This means...

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The first good place to look for quotes about Joseph Strorm is chapter 2. At the beginning of the chapter, David gives readers a bit of background information about his grandfather and father. At one point, David tells readers that his father is a "man of local consequence." This means that Joseph is an important community man. This doesn't necessarily mean that he is a hard worker, but generally most communities reward men that publicly work hard. By the age of 16, Joseph Strorm was making public appearances by giving the Sunday address at church. As the Waknuk community grew, Joseph's presence in the community was not "submerged." He works hard to keep his community presence, and he works hard to stay a community leader.

He was still the largest land-owner, he still continued to preach frequently on Sundays and to explain with practical clarity the laws and views held in heaven upon a variety of matters and practices, and, upon the appointed days, he administered the laws temporal, as a magistrate. For the rest of the time he saw to it that he, and all within his control, continued to set a high example to the district.

The Strorm household is a visible symbol of Joseph's hard work being rewarded with land, property, and servants. David tells readers that his father's household was "extensive." The family itself is a family of 5, but the house also includes kitchen girls, dairymaids, farm men and their children. Meals often involved 20 or more people.

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Joseph Storm is repeatedly refered to as an incredibly zealous man who is always eager to show his industrious nature in every aspect of his life. You might like to read Chapter Two where he is first introduced to us to see the kind of traits he is given. Consider, for example, what we are told of the Storm house and how it points towards a prosperous and successful man who is always working hard to expand his territory and property:

Since my grandfather, Elias Strorm, built the first part of it, over fifty years earlier, it had grown new rooms and extensions at various times. By now it rambled off on one side into stock-sheds, stores, stables, and barns, and one the other into wash-houses, dairies, cheese-rooms, farm-hands' rooms, and so on until it three-quarters enclosed a large-beaten-earth yeard which lay to leeward of the main house and had a midden for its central feature.

The expansion of the property clearly speaks of the hard-workign nature of Joseph Strorm, and the fact that he has the biggest farm and is still a man of great importance in Waknuk likewise supports this fact.

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