THe Chrysalids

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Each generation of a family has been faced with a time in which they needed help. This assistance might not be one’s family member helping out, but maybe one’s distant relatives or friends. At a difficult time like this, one’s true character is revealed. For example, assisting an orphanage with money shows how helpful and considerate one can be. John Wyndham’s novel The Chrysalids, main characters play an important role, but minor characters often play a role, which is important as well. In particular, John Wyndham’s novel The Chrysalids, the minor characters, Mrs. Wender, the inspector and Uncle Axel each help David in their unique way. They each provide assistance and much needed understanding, and have an impact on David’s life. Firstly Mrs. Wender gives affection to David, which sways him to be a positive character throughout the novel. Secondly, the inspector guides David the right way with logic and neutrality. Finally, David’s confidant is Uncle Axel because he did not reveal David’s telepathic abilities and makes him understand Waknuk’s views on his special ability. Mrs. Wender provides for David affection and love, which influences him to be a positive character. Firstly, she is a grateful p Continue...


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Uncle Axel, whom is David's confidant, executes a vital role in helping David understand why Waknuk will not accept his special ability. The inspector provides the moderation version of David's father, Joseph Strorm. The Inspector is one of the minor characters that guide David through the society, but he is not the last one. If that's not good enough for you, go ahead and shoot them yourself - and see what happens to you'(p. It reveals to the readers that even a little bit can go a long way. Secondly, Uncle Axel is David's best adult friend, this is shown when David states, "I hesitated, and then because he was Uncle Axel and my best friend among the grown-ups (p. First of all, he is a rational person which is clearly stated when he says, '"Listen,' said the inspector patiently. This particular pair has confirmatory sanction. I want to thank you for that'(p. To begin with, Uncle Axel is a trustworthy person. She shows him gratitude, kindness and eventually motherly love, which broadens his views and in turn makes him a positive character.