Joseph is david's father and a strict believer in the waknukian faith he ruthlessly beats david when he lies about sophie's mutation, and he persecutes and targets anyone in town who he believes is not behaving morally joseph and the inspector have a tense relationship, and joseph uses his position as a preacher to. The outlook and actions of king henry iv (shakespeare, henry iv part 1) and joseph strorm (wyndham, the chrysalids), suggest characters who do not match the mould of the archetypical ideal father king henry iv was a father who thought not much of his son he sees his son as a riotous, irresponsible young man.
The strorm family david strorm: hero of the novel possesses a peculiar telepathic ability which causes the main conflict in the novel joseph strorm: david's father champion of purity in all forms of life leading figure in waknuk emily strorm: david's mother a pathetic woman who lives in the shadow of her husband.
Written by john wyndham, the chrysalids tells the reader about joseph and his life, which revolves around religion joseph, as the reader learns, is an extremely religious, authoritive, and temper mental man as the story progresses, joseph's character traits begin to show more and more joseph's character traits become.
Fathers should teach and guide their sons, but they should also be there for them david's biological father is nearly worthless, but uncle axel is a good father figure for him david's father is harsh and cruel he desperately wants to keep control, to the point of severely beating david on more than one occasion we know this.