In the Chrysalids, the people of Waknuk are bias contrary to anyone who does not live up to the "true image." They will discriminate against anyone who looks or acts differently than the "norm "do. For example, there are signs all over David's house saying things like "WATCH FOR THOU MUTANT," (Page 2). On the other hand, Sophie has only one extra toe on each foot and she had to be sent away to the Fringes for being different. Also, Aunt Harriot's baby has the smallest little mark on her but she was still labeled as a deviation. In Waknuk society, anyone deviating from the "true image" of God lead to persistent judgement.Â For example, a plant devastation is burned, an animal deviations often slaughtered, and human with deference's or who are not the "norm" are sterilized so they cannot reproduce and sent out into the Fringes. If you are not the "true image" of God, you are considered unusual and not normal by society in Waknuk. For example, when Sophie is depicted as a deviant, she appears to elope along with her family to protect herself. David lives in constant fear that others will discover his secret of telepathy. Sophie, a character introduced in the first part of the book had to flee the village because she had an unusual number of toes. Having to hide about Sophie's toe was a challenge for David as he couldn't express his emotions or opinions about one another which made him a more closed person keeping everything on the inside and not expressing it.