The Chrysalids Questions and Answers
In The Chrysalids, what were the two books left to form a society? What kind of society have they created?
In chapter 15, we meet Sophie again. Sophie has greatly changed since we last saw her. At the end of the chapter, Sophie kills a guard who was guarding Rosalind. How does this demonstrate how she has changed?
In The Chrysalids, in what way is the philosophy of the fringes people similar to that of the people of Waknuk?
In Chapter 4 of The Chrysalids, what series of three consecutive crises temporarily distract David from his concern for Sophie?
In The Chrysalids, the woman from Sealand justifies her killing of the citizens of Waknuk by stating that they were what?
At the end of chapter 5 of The Chrysalids, David is full of bitterness, self-contempt, and abasement. Why does he feel this way?
In The Chrysalids, in Chapter 2, how are David and the others' secret connected to the sayings on the wall of the Storm's house?
In Chapter 5 of the Chrysalids, David's character is described more completely. He is now at the crucial stage of boy-man, having characteristics of both stages. Give some examples of David's behaviour that show each stage.
The Sealand woman is an example of a New Person that the young people will join. On page 156, she states the big issue of the old people (us) and how the telepaths could conquer this problem. What is her position?
In The Chrysalids, the Sealand woman refers to herself as being the "superior variant." What incidents are there in the book that show her arrogance?
How is satire used in The Chrysalids by John Wyndham? Can anyone explain to me how satire is used in The Chrysalids? I know satire uses wit to indicate a change needed, but I don't have any examples. Also, doesn't satire use humour? Nowhere in the book did I really feel the urge to luagh.
What are the differences in character and behaviour between Sophie's mother and David's mother in The Chrysalids?
In Chapter 7 of The Chrysalids, why did the Inspector delay coming to see if Petra was a mutant or not?
What is David's opinion about the Zealand's intention to rescue them and why does he hold his opinion?
In Chapter 11 of The Chrysalids, the group is unquestionably in trouble now, and their detection is imminent. How does the author maintain suspense, considering that the reader knows that the group's cover will be blown?
In Chapter 17, the Sealand woman and her helicopter rescue David and his group. How are the Sealand woman and her helicopter portrayed as being good, with a more pleasant, idealistic community as opposed to the corrupt, evil, cruel Waknuk society or the askew place of the Fringes?
What is David's main goal in The Chrysalids? I know that he tries to keep his thought-shapes a secret, and has to try to keep himself alive, but his main goal...?
Chapter 8 of The Chrysalids -... "David prayed.. This prayer should never have to be said in any community"... Explain why' pase.
In The Chrysalids, when Aunt Harriet's body was found in the river, why is it that no one mentioned a baby?
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