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Comparison of Shane and The Chrysalids.

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Comparison of Shane and The Chrysalids Heroism In both Shane and The Chrysalids heroism is displayed. In the book Shane, Shane is the main character and the hero. Shane is loyal to the Starretts who take him in, and shows this by fighting Fletcher and his men, to save the Starretts land, and their home. In all situations Shane stays calm and sensible. When taunted in the saloon by Chris, he keeps his cool and walks away. He teaches Bob many things about manhood. Unlike most of the farmers in the Wyoming valley, Shane does not carry a gun. He is an excellent gunslinger, but like all heroes do, he uses his skills only when he has to. ...read more.


Through the night he is very afraid and thinks of going home, but is determined to keep his promise. This act shows how loyal and determined he is. David always knows that the day will come, when he and the other telepaths, will have to flee Waknuk. When this day comes, he faces it like the hero he is. Instead of leaving his little sister Petra in Waknuk to be tortured and questioned, he heroically takes her with himself and Rosalind and they eventually escape to Zealand. David and Shane can be compared. They are true heroes. They risk their lives for others, stand for justice, and act sensibly in the face of danger. ...read more.


In the Chrysalids, people such as, the inspector and Joseph Strorm are the authority. Joseph Strorm is a magistrate and a lay-preacher. He is also an extremist and a bigot. He is obsessed with purity. David, Joseph Storm's son, has no regard for power and authority. He learns about the 'true image' at school and at home, but willfully ignores what he learns. He befriends a girl named Sophie who is a deviant. David cannot see what is wrong with a person being different. He looks at personalities, rather than physical appearance. When Joseph Strorm finds out that his son has concealed a blasphemy, he becomes furious and chastises David. Both Shane and David Strorm have no regard for power and authority. They stand up for what they think is right. They both show that they true heroes ...read more.

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