The chrysalids. Unit introduction. What is a Chrysalid ?. The chrysalids. Chrysalids refers to chrysalisis , which is the transformation of a caterpiller to a butterfly. Why the title?. The Setting. The chrysalids. Waknuk – David’s home town and name of father’s farm
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What is a Chrysalid?
Chrysalids refers to chrysalisis, which is the transformation of a caterpiller to a butterfly
Why the title?
What THEMES have been introduced?
Comment on Our Society
What types of CONFLICT have you seen
in The Chrysalids so far?
David vs. Waknuk Beliefs
Joseph vs. Blasphemies
Fringe People vs. Waknuk
Character’s ACTIONS lead to TRAITS, which are words that describe the character.
Family: Mom and Dad
Other telepathic kids
Wants to Run Away
Why is the world such a dark, bad place in the future in so many novels and films?
What THEMES are you seeing in the novel so far?
-text to text
-text to world
-text to self
How does The Chrysalids compare to other novels/films that explore similar ideas?
DUEX EX MACHINA
An unexpected (and sometimes unrealistic) intervention that rescues the story’s protagonist(s) to resolve the story’s conflict.
The HERO of the story. The person trying to solve the main conflict or ANTAGONIST of the story.
WHAT IS THE MAIN CONFLICT?
Society: Accepting differences
Waknuk people vs. Fringe people
Everyone is dying…
Gordon, Joseph, Sophie
And then a spaceship comes out of nowhere and saves our main characters, taking them away from the main fight.
Fight between Waknuk and Fringes
Conflict between Strorms
Capture of Sophie and family
Suspicion of Chrysalids
Group runs from Waknuk
David abandons father
Arrive at city. All happy
David begins to question rules
Sealand woman rescue
Intro to Waknuk society
-David, Sophie, Joseph