Essay about The Hero : A Hero Of The Novel Time And Time Again

1336 Words Jul 25th, 2016 6 Pages
Chrysalids Essay

A hero is someone who is admired for their acts of courage and bravery. Although David is the main character of the novel, The Chrysalids true hero is Michael. This is demonstrated by his composure and bravery during times of trouble, his willingness to make sacrifices, and his leadership skills. For these reasons and the examples that follow Michael proves himself to be the hero of the novel time and time again. In The Chrysalids Michael is part of a group of people who possess the power of telepathy they are able to communicate with each other and thusly they become a tight-knit group of friends who often must face dangerous situations. Usually, in these situations, Michael is the one that is composed and calm in order to take control of the situation and allow everyone to make rational and smart decisions. An example of this would be when Michael told everyone to be ready in case they needed to leave on a moment’s notice. During the time of panic when the group was afraid that they would be soon caught Michael kept his composure and made a plan to try and keep everyone safe. If it had not been for his bravery and his ability to be calm and collected even when everyone else was afraid, it is likely that Rosalind and David might not have managed to get away when they did. During the groups discussion on what they should do Michael said “If the worst comes to worst, and you can’t save Petra, it would be kinder to kill her than let her go to sterilization…

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