The Chrysalids

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Sally Character Analysis

Sally, another telepath, responds to Petra’s cry for help in the forest, and is captured by government officials who torture her into confirming that Rosalind, David, and Petra are Blasphemies. She feels a great deal of guilt because of this, but manages to protect the identities of Rachel, Michael, and Mark. The group fears that Sally may have gone insane as a result of the torture inflicted upon her.
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Sally Character Timeline in The Chrysalids

The timeline below shows where the character Sally appears in The Chrysalids. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8
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...rather than someone’s finding out the group’s ability. They decide to learn each other’s names—Michael, Sally, Katherine, Mark, Anne, Rachel, and Rosalind—to avoid any future stress or confusion. (full context)
Chapter 11
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...forest. Michael is able to get away, but a stranger arrives at the scene before Sally, Katherine, David, and Rosalind can separate. The stranger questions them about how they could have... (full context)
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...what the far away voices are saying. David thinks she is referring to Katherine and Sally, but it soon becomes clear that Petra has a much larger range than anyone else,... (full context)
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...and the events with Petra’s pony. Michael realizes that Skinner only saw Petra, Rosalind, David, Sally, and Katherine, so the other members of the group are still in the clear. The... (full context)
Chapter 12
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...for the morning. When he wakes up, Michael and Rosalind tell him that Katherine and Sally have been taken and he and Petra need to flee immediately. As they leave the... (full context)
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Katherine and Sally shut their minds to the rest of the group so that they can better pretend... (full context)
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...the minds of the group, and they realize that Katherine has been tortured into confessing. Sally, not wanting to be tortured for nothing, confesses as well. They are forced into confirming... (full context)
Chapter 13
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...their trail. Everyone in the group is also worried about the safety of Katherine and Sally, because no one can get in touch with them. They fear that Katherine and Sally... (full context)