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    C.S. Lewis was an incredibly gifted author of his time. Most of Lewis’s literary works such as The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity are considered timeless works of success because of the literary elements Lewis used that made his works so prominent. The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity are significant novels because both contain certain elements, symbols, and meanings that continue to strongly impact society. Lewis also wrote his novels through personal feelings and experiences, which gives a clearer understanding of his perspective while writing his works. As well as personal experiences, historical elements and cultural elements play a vital part to Lewis’s successful novels, too. With the components Lewis used within…

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    C. S. R. Lewis Analysis

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    C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien are considered to be two of the greatest authors of the last century. Ralph C. Wood in his article “Conflict and Convergence on Fundamental Matters in C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien” analyzes the stylistic and philosophical differences between these two authors. His article focuses on the correlation between an author’s philosophy and writings. Although Wood makes valid arguments he is clearly biased towards Tolkien, therefore affecting his credibility. Wood…

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    During the time Lewis was in college and later as a tutor for the college, some his readings exposed him to material by christian authors. Those authors were George MacDonald, and G.K. Chesterton,who was also a journalist, this is a quote of Lewis speaking of the effect these two authors had on his atheistic life, “In reading Chesterton, as in reading MacDonald, I did not know what I was letting myself in for. A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his…

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    Every Christian will face temptation at some point in their life. The devil wants their soul and tempts them according to their sin nature. Each human is created differently and with that, each person has been given their own set of obstacles which can benefit God, or the devil. Although everyone has different battles, there is one shared by all: choosing God or the devil. This internal struggle is known as psychomachia and is analyzed by C.S. Lewis in the Screwtape Letters. The Screwtape…

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    The Screwtape Letters Literary Analysis The Screwtape letters is a satire written by C.S. Lewis is a classic British literature novel in which many of the themes present are still used today. The letters are about two devils named Screwtape and Wormwood who are trying to steer a man whom they call “The Patient” away from believing in Christianity. Wormwood uses techniques to sway the beliefs of the patient like pointing out hypocrisy in the church. Wormwood and Screwtape also point out some…

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    literature wouldn’t expect to find symbols for Christianity in a book. But a reader of a work by C.S Lewis can expect just that. Lewis was a poet, scholar, and above all, one of the most renowned authors of fantasy literature during the 20th century. He was best known for The Chronicles of Narnia series, and specifically, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. He was a devout Christian and was a defender and teacher of the faith. His faith and life experiences had a massive impact on his works…

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    C.S. Lewis: “Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” (“C.S.Lewis.” BrainyQuote.com. Xplore Inc, 2016. 26 February 2016. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/c_s_lewis.html). This is said by C.S. Lewis who dared to write about subjects writers at the time few dared to write about. Being raised in a Christian…

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    Clive Staples Lewis, better known as C.S. Lewis, is one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. He was a British author and noted Christian apologist, meaning defender of the Christian faith, and is most well known for writing the “Screwtape Letters” and The Chronicles of Narnia series. Known as the ‘Father of Modern Fantasy’, Lewis was an author of many talents and was able to write anything, from fiction to nonfiction, from children’s books to adult novels, there was…

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    Content Summary The book, The Great Divorce, was written in 1945 by C.S. Lewis. Lewis wrote the book as a response to William Blake’s book, Marriage of Heaven and Hell. In many ways, it is a refutation of Blake’s book; there is no marriage of heaven and hell. The book begins in a sad, dark, desolate place. The reader is led to believe that this place is hell. The narrator takes the reader throughout the streets of this peculiar place. Eventually, he stumbles upon a bus station, along with many…

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    C. S. Lewis Analysis

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    Lewis argued that there is a home for the hearts of Christians for “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world” (Lewis). He builds the foundation of his argument by proclaiming if wealth, hierarchy and lust are not satisfying you, then maybe you are meant for a different purpose. On the other side of the coin, you have people in the world who declare their satisfaction is completely fulfilled through…

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