The Chrysalids

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Prejudice can brings surprises

Judging something based on beliefs can create many misinterpretations and eventually wrong opinions. People create judgments based on what others have told them about their experience. The person using those ideas to create their own judgments, should realize that basing a judgment on other people’s experience is not helpful. They realize the same at a later date about the mistake they have made by basing their judgments on other people’s experiences. One should not use merely the thoughts and suggestions from others to make judgments but should use their own experience too in order to realize the importance or true feeling of a place.
Tally uses information from others to create conclusions and judgments about the Smoke, but when she lives in the Smoke she realizes her misinterpretations through experience. To begin with, Tally is instigated by what she hears from others and creates a judgment about New Pretty Town. Tally asks Shay, “Did you ever think that when you’re a pretty you might not need to… mess things up? Maybe you are afraid of growing up!” (Westerfeld, 80). Tally uses what she has heard from other people and thinks that being pretty is the only way a person can grow up and tries to forcefully educate Shay about the same thing which even Tally is not clear of. Later, Tally starts to experiences the reality about the Smoke by actually living there. When David asks, “Being here in the Smoke. You’re not sure about it at all. [Tally replies,] No, I guess I’m not sure,” (Westerfeld, 206). Since Tally is wired to thinking that only New Pretty Town is where she wants to go, she is still blindfolded. Therefore only gaining a small amount of true opinion to say that she is not sure, but not firm about living in the Smoke. As a result of Tally’s long term experience in the Smoke, it changes her true opinion about…...

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