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Ever since people have been around, societies have formed in various areas and during different times. Some become fantastic civilizations while others fail to succeed. Nevertheless, there are always similarities which arise between societies. Individuals will always be hesitant to take whatever will threaten their lifestyle. People do what's convenient or beneficial towards them and our society is no different. In The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, several similarities are apparent between Waknuk and our modern society, especially racism, hypocrisy and conformity. Likewise to Waknuk, racism, although not as extreme, remains within our society. The taxpayers of Waknuk are prejudiced and discriminate against people with even the slightest physical abnormality. They believe that all that are different from their respect of the standard are evil beings sent by the Devil. Such is revealed when David remembers the voice of a preacher who says, вЂњAccursed is your mutant. The Allied, the enemy, but not just of the human race, but of all the species God had decreed" (Wyndham 75). This is very similar to how people in developed countries see people of developing nations. Total strangers from developing countries are stereotyped as uneducated, poor and filthy. By judging people based on the misfortunes of the country, it reveals exactly how ignorant our culture is. What's more, racism can also be shown from the way the people of Waknuk believe that they were made in the real picture of God and are so superior to others. While interrogating David about his friend Sophie, the inspector says, вЂњWell, each part of the definition is equally as significant as every other; and if a kid does not come within it, then it isnвЂ™t individual, which means that it ha...