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The Chrysalids- Chapter 8
Transcript of The Chrysalids- Chapter 8
By: John Wyndham
What type of burial was Aunt Harriet given?
How is David effected by Aunt Harriet's death?
How does Uncle Axel feel about deviations?
Will the others be ever introduced in the novel?
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David prays to God to lose his powers and his group's powers because he fears of being caught.
Uncle Axel asks David of why he is acting so funny. David spills all his emotions about Aunt Harriet and his own fear of being caught as a deviant.
Uncle Axel explains his views about the Tribulation of how the preacher may not have thought what he is teaching.
David explains to his group that they must introduce themselves so they can take care of each others secrets.
Aunt Harriet is only mentioned at the evening prayers once and she is never mentioned again.
David becomes paranoid of Aunt Harriet's death. He has nightmares of Aunt Harriet and her baby.
Chapter 8 Brief Summary
" ACUSSED IS THE MUTANT IN THE SIGHT OF GOD AND MAN "
When Unlce Axel finds out about David being Telepathic instead of telling the inspector and putting David in danger, he protects David (like Mary) and tells him to keep his power a secret because it's different from others.
Uncle Axel is also wise. He doesn't allow the society to change his opinions and 'brain wash' him. For example,
"No, what makes man a man is mind; it's not a thing, it's a quality, and minds aren't all the same value:they're better or worse, and the better they are the more they mean." (80).
David feels terrified because he fears he will be killed just as Sophie and Aunt Harriet.
David was brave at the beginning of the novel but when Sophie and her parents were captured he felt lost, scared, and didn't know what to do next. He was ashamed and felt guilty for telling his father about their secret and certainly a lot of hatred towards his father as well.
Uncle Axel takes a fatherly role towards David. He protects him, and guides him towards to right direction and is there for him. he also helps David boost his self esteem when David was feeling lost and scared about his future.
Micheal studies in Kantak because his parents
don't feel comfortable about thing taught in school in waknuk.
Micheal is intelligent since he is on top of his class.
Micheal acts like teacher since he teaches his group about what he learns.
7. Walter Brent
Died in tree a accident
Also he knows his beliefs by memory such as
the definition of man.
David and Rosalind
Uncle Axel has changed from being David's best friend to being a fatherly figure towards David like his own father never was.
"I did not feel reassured this time" (77)
- Foreshadowing that his secret will be told
"…Eating my breakfeast facing the panel which had somehow stopped being just part of the furniture and seemed to stare back at me with the words " accused is the mutant in the sight of god and man" (76)
"He thundered from the pulpit....." (75)
" Souls are just counters for churches to collect, all the same value, like nails" (79)
- Simile and Methaphors
Chapter 7 Recap...
- A Rusted Mirror
Petra is born
The inspector checks the baby for signs of deviation
Aunt Harriet arrives to the Storm with a deviant baby
Ask Emily to borrow her baby for the certificate
Joseph yells at Aunt Harriet for her abet
Aunt Harriet leaves and is found dead the next day
"ACCUSED IS THE MUTANT IN THE SIGHT OF GOD AND MAN" (75)
"Well, we might try being ourselves and build for the world that is, instead for the one that's gone" (80)
"No what makes a man man is mind; it not a thing, it's a qulaity and minds aren't all the same value" (80)
" It's what inside happened inside, after that, made him human" (80)
"No... souls are just counters for churches to collect all the same value, like nails" (79)
"But Tribulation" (David)
"A word a rusted mirror, reflecting nothing" (78-79)
"Sometimes what is real is something you can't see."
" A friend in need is a friend in deed"
"Always be yourself"
What does a "rusted mirror " mean?
How was David effected by the death of Aunt Harriet?
"Why does Micheal's parents send him to a different school?
In Waknuk, the deviations are usally caught after someone has seen the proof. Just because there is something physically wrong with a person doesn't mean that God will curse the land.
While David and his friends are telepathic, they are not considered as mutants as people have not seen physical proof.
This proves that we can not always believe what we see but sometimes there is more depth to a situation.
What is Uncle Axel's view on the Tribulation?
Uncle Axel supported David just a like friend
David was told you will must stay strong
"I know what you're up against, Davie, but funking it isn't the way out" (80)
David began to be a normal person
Scared of being himself
Being some you are not does not solve the probelm
"...please,please god, let me be like other people, I don't want to be different" (76)
On a issue, multiple persceptives are always helpful
David only knows about what his father taught him
Uncle Axel gives the view about religion can be used for power
" They think they are the true image - but they can'y know for sure" (78)
Why did David want his powers to be taken away?
What happened to Walter Brent?
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