In this chapter David learns a lot about deviations and he will have to make many decisions in the future because of the attitudes of the people in Waknuk towards deviations.
What decisions do you have to make in your daily life?
You will be held responsible for your decisions. What consequences have you suffered because of a wrong decision?
What kind of decision making skills do you use? Do you follow a process by analysing possible consequences of your actions?
How do other people influence the decisions you make? Give some examples.
In the story, David will have to make many decisions. In this and subsequent chapters, see if he uses a decision making process.
- Identify and understand the problem.
- Get information.
- Consider all alternatives.
- Make a decision.
- Decide on a plan of action.
- Be responsible for your decision.
- Carry out your plan of action.
- Evaluate your plan and decision.
- Depending upon the evaluation, change the decision or make this type of decision again.
Throughout the following chapters prepare a list of learning experiences in The Chrysalids and create a moral that expresses what David gains from the learning experience.
Both he and Rosalind rush towards Petra after they "hear" her "cry" for help. What is the learning experience? What is the moral?
David listens first to Old Jacob and then to Uncle Axel. What is the learning experience? What is the moral?