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Define the terms UTOPIA and DYSTOPIA, and discuss whether The Chrysalids can be considered a Utopian or a Dystopian novel. One could describe the novel “The Chrysalids” as a dystopian novel as apposed to utopian. The town in which David and the rest of shape-thinkers live is deffinatly not a utopia as well as the new land to which they move, Sealand. The dictionary definition of utopia is an imaginary island with perfect social & political …

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…a paradise especially when you have lived in Waknuk. So I can conclude that “The Chrysalids” is neither a utopian nor dystopian novel, but rather an ideal situation for David and his friends. They are free to live their life the way it should have been lived and are not forced to hide their gifts. The fact that the social system is not totally equal is unfortunate but we can’t all live a dream.