Comparison Essay

A journey is challenge given to every individual filled with unexpected encounters which have no end. This has been expressed in the novel The Chrysalids written by John Wyndham and the poem Tulips written by Sylvia Path .This has been shown in following extracts through the techniques and themes such isolation, lack of freedom and weather conditions.

Isolation leads to an ongoing trail of pessimistic thoughts throughout inner journeys. In the novel Chrysalids people born with abnormalities are not classified as being normal human beings and are instead isolated to a group of people like them and called the deviations. John Wyndham uses an explicit use of tone through the quote said by David “Surely that couldn't be enough to make her 'hateful in the sight of       God . . .” This helps the readers understand how some people in their society don't even understand why they are classified as being deviation if God created them, showing how the people with deviations are naive and isolated they are from the society in which they live in.

John Wyndham has also used archaic language in the script to express true meaning of a normal human being, in the quote “And any creature that shall seem to be
human, but is not formed thus is not human. It is neither man nor woman. It is a
blasphemy against the true Image of God, and hateful in the sight of God.” From this the readers understand how intense and serious it is to be classified as being normal , which leaves the readers feeling sympathy for the people that have deviations such as Sophie who has six toes. It also emphasises and adds meaning to John Whyndam words and catches the attention of the readers.

In comparison the poem Tulips written by Sylvia Path, also explores the theme isolation throughout the poem. Sylvia strong use emotional language makes the readers feel how the speaker is feeling this has been portrayed in the quote, “I am learning peacefulness, lying by myself quietly”. This quote shows how...