Secondly, The dragon in Shrek is not only extremely irrelevant to the symbol in The Chrysalids, but is very much so free, she does escape the tower the princess is kept in and marries Donkey. I don’t know about you, but interspecies marriage is an act of liberty, a weird act at that, but still an act showing freedom nonetheless.
Chapters 13, 14, 15: Life on the Fringes
Summary This lesson examines how those forced to the Fringes create their own norms, values, cultures, how they come to perceive themselves in the scheme of things. It will interrogate what we value, as individuals and as cultures, and how this impacts the choices we make and how we live our lives. Students will be asked to consider their initial predictions about the shape of the world 200 years after nuclear disaster; they will then build on the previous lesson’s connection to personal values and develop, in groups, their own projected communities, thinking about how their values intersect with or differ from the values of the communities in The Chrysalids. SCOs 6.1: Recognize and articulate information from texts that trigger personal responses 6.2: Make connections between the ideas and information presented in texts and their own experiences 6.2: Make connections among the themes, issues, and ideas expressed in texts 7.7: Explore ways texts reveal and produce ideologies, identities, and positions 7.8: Reﬂect on their responses to texts, considering their own and others’ social and cultural contexts Chart paper. Prepare list of differing values of each space (for reference during class discussion)
Free Essays on Themes In The Chrysalids through
Warm-Up 1. Read “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” aloud. Have (0.5 classes) students underline important parts or parts that resonate as it is read aloud. How does this society parallel the society in The Chrysalids? What do both stories say about us? What does “Omelas” advocate? Ask students to keep track of questions/reactions to the story to share with class. 13