What main conflict was resolved at the climax of The Chrysalids by John Wyndham?

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At the story's climax of The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, there is the battle between the Waknuk force and the people of the Fringes. It is at this point of the story, that the main conflict is resolved, and that is David, Petra and Rosalind being rescued and taken to Sealand (New Zealand). Those on the ground are killed by the webbing that secured everyone when the ship landed.

The conflict here was "external," specifically "man vs. society." Taking David and the others out of this battle has removed them from Norms and the eradication of "all crop and animal mutations:" from danger. They will no longer need to hide who they are; they will no longer live in fear of discovery and death. The Sealand woman explains the situation to the group, which at this time also includes Michael.

"With one another's help you have managed to get quite a long way...but you'll find that there is a lot more we can teach you...we might has well start...

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