C.S. Lewis is perhaps the best known Christian writer of the twentieth century. His fiction for children and adults and his writings as an apologist for Christianity are still widely read, enjoyed and discussed. A scholar of English literature, particularly Medieval and Renaissance, he was an Oxford don and Cambridge professor and also a writer of poetry. Lewis said of his reason for writing, “I wrote the books I should have liked to read, if only I could have got them” (Faces, vii). The editors
the Divine Comedy has impacted is C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce. Lewis’s book is greatly indebted to Dante’s work, as both try to teach the reader how to achieve salvation. Furthermore, Lewis and Dante’s protagonists discover the path to salvation through choices, and learning what causes one’s refusal of God. Both authors explore the path to righteousness and enquire about life’s most difficult questions. Therefore, the dialogue between Dante’s Divine Comedy and C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce is witnessed
comforters have gone away and we sit through the lonely watches of the night, pondering our loss, the last visitor arrives. He comes invited, though not to bring consolation; his words are empty of that. No, his purpose is to smother any desire we may still have for life, to snuff out the smallest spark of hope that may yet gleam within our soul. He is the black-winged demon of despair, sent to bring us swiftly to the realm of everlasting pain and to bring the pain of Hell to us while we yet live.
supporting President Sukarno must face the consequence, and those people include the PKI. The morning of October 1, 1965, Lieutenant Colonel Untung and his army units kidnapped six senior anti-communist generals. After the kidnapping the generals were killed, and the kidnapers announced that a new Revolutionary Council had seized power. Rumors begin to spread that communist throughout the country will deal with their enemy in the same way (Cribb). However, till this day no one knows for sure whether
from him in fear, as he was not as beautiful as the image that she saw of herself in a pool of water. In fact, she was so infatuated with the image of herself that she would have remained had God not taken her away to meet her mate: “Pleas’d it return’d as soon with answering looks/ Of sympathy and love, there I fixt/ Mine eyes till now, and pin’d with vain desire…” (IV, 464-466). Milton discusses the scene through Eve and she is the one who describes what goes on. He does this because the scene happens