The to be controlled by your religion. Joseph

The two
characters in the Chrysalids, Uncle Axel and Joseph Strorm portray many
differences

and
similarities. Uncle Axel is not the same as Joseph Strorm, they are greatly
different and

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pose
differences. If you think that they are, then this will show you how they
aren’t. Although

they do have
some similarities and they will be listed and explained later. Most notably,
Uncle

Axel and
Joseph strorm differ in how they behave, what their important roles are, and

significance.

 

    The first difference between Uncle Axel and
Joseph Strorm is that they both have different

emotions and
personalities; while they are both related to David, each display different
plays

and
attitudes towards David.  Joseph Strorm
is the father of David. He
is deeply religious and

unyielding
about mutations and blasphemy. He is disturbed quite easily by anything
different

from the
norm. In other words, he is not accepting even against anything minor. Joseph
is cold

hearted and
has the ability to kill people if they are not born the right way. He is bad
tempered,

as he got
angry at David for wishing he had another arm. So, as you know, Joseph can get
quite

angry
easily. On the other hand, Uncle axel is the opposite of Joseph Strorm, he
behaves quite

differently.
Uncle Axel is trustworthy. He finds out about Davids secret of telepathy and he
talks

it out with
him and he never tells anyone, and he tells David to keep it a secret too. He
is caring,

Uncle Axel
is always there for David and helps him with his problems. Uncle Axel is a
positive

character, he seems merciful and accepting towards
differences.                                     Haidary
2

 

    Another
difference between the two is their significance; even though both are
considered

supportive,
their significance contradicts their role. Uncle Axel is significant because he
is

David’s
supporter and he helps him through his life when he grows up, and he gives him
a lot of

Advice. He
also knows about David’s telepathy power and he teaches him all about what  

happens to
people who don’t fit the definition and that he must keep his power a secret.
He

gave David
geography lessons which helped him on his way out to escape to the place he

dreamed
about. Conversely, Joseph Strorm prefers for his religion and family. Joseph is

significant
because if you are to live in Waknuk, it makes it extremely easy to be
controlled by

your
religion. Joseph was a very religious man towards his family and community. In
the

community of
Waknuk, Joseph considers himself to be worth enough to choose the fate of

human life,
ultimately chooses the fate for others life.

 

    The final difference between the two is their
roles, more specifically, their actions towards

people.
Joseph Strorm represents the old, cruel ways of people. Joseph detests those
who

differ, even
slightly, from his idea of the true image, and reserves no forgiveness for
them. Even

when his own
sister in law comes begging help for her blasphemous baby, Joseph turns her

away with
hateful words: “Shame on you, woman! Now go! Go home in humility, not
defiance.”

He wishes
the capture and torture of his own son, when discovering his telepathy. Uncle
Axel

however, had
been quite an important person throughout the book to David and telepaths as

well as the
whole society. Uncle Axel plays a major role in this book. From uncle Axel’s
speeches  

and actions,
the reader can see that he is a wise man because in (Pg.80) he says “It’s what

happened
inside, after that, that made him human.”  To express how a man should be

examined,
the inside, not their physical appearances.

                                                                                                                         

 

Haidary 3

 

    In conclusion, these three aspects clearly
show how Uncle Axel and Joseph Strorm behave

as different
characters. While Joseph has a high temper and gets angry, Uncle Axel is
genuine,

a caring
person, and is encouraging. In some ways, their differences parallel their
roles-Joseph

as a
subject, Uncle Axel as a helper. Taken collectively however, their differences
don’t stop

the law of
attraction coming in to play. They both are in the same family.

 

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