David's Father

In the novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, David's father, Joseph Strorm, is a sure symbol of power. In the novel, Joseph is Waknuk's town priest, which just by the title, shows he is a Man of God. Now, since being close to God is not a task everyone can achieve, Joseph is the closest one can get. But how does this show power? Well, Joseph Strorm was a high believer in faith to the Lord. Because of this, he would take it upon himself to tend to 'Offenses.' For instance, "…as the sun rose we [the Strorm family] would sing hymn while father ceremonially slaughtered the two-headed calf…" (19). He would also "liquidate anything doubtful," (19) by his own choice.
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