The Chrysalids

Chapter 16-17

The Sealand woman and her craft rescue the young heroes. Why are the woman and her craft are pictured as being from a more heavenly ideal world than the dark oppression of the Waknuk community and the distorted world of the Fringes?

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The Zealander people share the same telepathic abilities as our protagonists. They are the antithesis of the people from David's community. David and his friends were fleeing from oppression and looking for sanctuary. The Zealand people represent a kind of utopia from the oppressive and dark world that David comes from. Note the crystal blue water, sunshine, blue sky....of Zealand.