Friday, January 3, 2020

Book Review of The Chrysalids Essays - 2947 Words

Book Review of The Chrysalids The future society depicted in The Chrysalids is still suffering the after-effects of a disaster sent by God, which all but destroyed the ancient world of the Old People. The survivors called the disaster Tribulation. No one knows why it happened, but the narrator, David, attributes it to a phase of irreligious arrogance, which God, in his anger, punished. Only a few legends of the Old People remain. Centuries (millenia?) have passed, and the descendents of the Old People continue to pick up the pieces. The Chrysalids is a book that deals with the issue of normality. Basically, to be†¦show more content†¦There is no technology and David describes the world as someone in the 18th century would see it, hence the formal language, unused by people today. What most impressed me was the authors ability to set up atmosphere in the novel. I still to this day, after years between readings remember images I formed while reading the novel. Grass between the toes, the nuclear wastes, the way the children formed telepathic images etc... One thing that I remember clearly is how the novel was like a breath of fresh air, clean and smooth. There are no frilly edges and there is no attempt by the author to make the book flashy. This makes the book pure and adds to the impact of the story. As an overview, there are a group of children who are living in Eastern Canada after some type of holocaust (this is never much of a point in the book... no one has memories of it). Their society is strongly anti-mutant with a very strict set of rules as to what is normal and what isnt. All of this children are normal looking but are telepathic and form a click of just a small number. The book is their story of growing up and existing in this paranoid and highly dogmatic society without being discovered and banished or killed. I really loved this book. Unfortunately, I later found out that it is the follow up to a trilogy. It was still aShow MoreRelatedStories2682 Words   |  11 Pagesman’s technology has already destroyed humanity itself. Encourage students to note Bradbury’s use of ironically human verbs applied to the machinery. Wider reading One of Ray Bradbury’s most famous novels is Fahrenheit 451, about a world where books are banned and burned, while The Pedestrian is a short story where walking has become a suspicious activity. Compare with Meteor by John Wyndham Report to the Threatened City by Doris Lessing Online Ray Bradbury’s official site is at: http://wwwRead MoreEssay on Microcultures in Canada7105 Words   |  29 Pagesvictims of a campaign of mass extermination has not disappeared. Remembrance of the Holocaust and the struggle with its implications are not personal issues, but communal issues in the Jewish life, these commemorations can be found in museums, lectures, books, and movies (Abella). Canada is now home to the fourth largest Jewish community in the world after: Israel, USA and France. According to the 2006 census, 351 705 people reported being Jewish, with the largest number in Toronto-about 142 000. As

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