In the novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, it has demonstrated David’s supernatural telepathic abilities which makes just as ‘deviant’ as Sophie, which gives the reader a different perspective of others who are not accepted into the society.To begin David’s telepathic abilities were were granted to him due to his strong character. Along the story David has been exhibiting a valiant character and bravery along the story. Adding that to his abilities, this qualifies David to become a hero to the ones he surround. As in chapter 9, he saves Petra from drowning in the river using his telepathic abilities to communicate with her. As David said: ” I had no uncertainty, I kept right on the brink of the second pool, and went into a dive without a check. I came up quite close to Petra. She was in the deep water against the steep bank holding onto a little bush” (Wyndham 83-84). This relates back to David using his abilities for the good of others and he was demonstrating why he deserves these abilities. Secondly the status of the telepathic group in Waknuk was not very good, as people became suspicious by the day, they group would have all been killed if they have not attempted to escape. Even though David’s father is a religious leader in Waknuk, he places religion above of his son. Therefore David being a deviant is death worthy in Joseph Storm’s idea of true image. As Joseph says: ” In my father’s childhood mothers used to quieten and awe troublesome infants by threatening: ‘Be good now, or I’ll fetch Old Maggie from the Fringes to you. She’s got four eyes to watch you with, and four ears to hear you with, and four arms to smack you with. So you be careful.’ Or Hairy Jack was another ominous figure who might be called in ‘… and he’ll take you off to his cave in the Fringes where all his family lives. They’re all hairy, too, with long tails; and they eat a little boy each for breakfast every morning, and a little girl each for supper every evening” (Wyndham 20-21). This explains how strict and narrow minded David’s father is and that he has such a pious personality that he is willing to be cruel to his son, David, to demonstrate the importance of strict rules regarding adhering to the norm. Thirdly, telepaths have troubles getting married since their secrets are fragile and it’s very difficult finding someone to marry outside your telepathic group. In the book, an example would be the relationship between Anne; a telepath and Alan; a normal man. This relationship has caused a lot of conflicts between the telepaths. As Michael tells Anne “‘You can’t, Anne. For your own sake you mustn’t,’ he told her. ‘ It’d be like tying yourself for life to a cripple. Do think, Anne, do really think what it is going to mean” (Wyndham 91). This gives the reader a different perspective of the life of the telepaths who are not accepted in the society. To add on the woman from ‘Sealand’ has shown a very overbearing and arrogant personality towards her race. As she says: ” For ours is a superior variant, and we are only just beginning. We are able to think-together and understand one another as they never could” (Wyndham 196). This is a perspective where the author shines a light on, where the author is trying to tell that telepaths are superior and they are sort of arrogant about it.Moreover, Sophie was a little girl who was considered to be a deviant, because she had six toes and this violates the ‘true image of god’ norm that was practiced in Waknuk. As David kept hearing voices in his head repeating: “The Definition of Man recited itself in my head: ‘. . . and each leg shall be jointed twice and have one foot, and each foot five toes, and each toe shall end with a flat nail…. And so on, until finally: 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” (Wyndham 13). This explains how strictly people who were not considered normal were seen, as ‘hateful sight of god’, having an extra toe is not a person’s choice yet it is how a person was born naturally and one should not judge others based on their appearances or by their differences. Finally , the way that Sally and Katherine were treated when they were help captives was barbarous and inhumane. Sally and Katherine were caught by the inspector and have been tourchered since they were caught for being deviants and to tell about the other telepaths. As she explains . ‘ I couldn’t face it. Not the hot irons; not for nothing, when she had told them. I couldn’t. . . Forgive me, all of you . . . forgive us both” (Wyndham 130).Despite the struggles and the adversities so considered ‘deviants’ have experienced, it is not lawful for one to take actions on other for not fitting in their ideal image of a human. The author has shown the reader a different perspective of the people who are not accepted in the society and explained how some beliefs could be taken so seriously that one with the upper hand must apply them to everyone which is completely harsh and self-centered. These ideas touch back to 1945 where Adolf Hitler was extremely supremacist and idolized towards the Aryan race since he believed that Aryans were a superior race and eventually he was proven wrong many times including at the Berlin Olympics, 1936.