John Wyndham "The Chrysalides"
Joseph Strorm, David’s father, was champion of purity in all forms of life and the leading figure in Waknuk. Joseph thought that anything different from the norm was truly incorrect and highly intolerable in the community. There were just two books where they took these thoughts from- the Bible and the Nicholson’s Repentances. As it says in Nicholson’s Repentances that the Norm is the will and the image of God and Devil is the father of Deviation. John Wyndham is making criticism about society that even after Nuclear War people are still dividing into groups. As it is in The Chrysalides, the norms and the mutants are in different groups. Mutants are animals or humans that have basic physical or mental alteration. David was frightened by the words in his own kitchen, in the Strorm household, “Accursed is the mutant in the sight of God and Man!” (p. 76). Because Joseph’s son has a peculiar telepathic ability that means that, he is a mutant too. If Joseph were to find out, this situation could be dangerous for David himself. …
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