C. S. Lewis Essays

  • C. S. Lewis

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    genres that Clive Staples Lewis, better known as C.S. Lewis, wrote in his career. Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind upon hearing his name is the mythical land of Narnia. Narnia is the fictional world that the widely popular series “The Chronicles of Narnia” takes place in. This series, enjoyed by adults and children alike, hosts talking animals, a God-like lion, an ice queen bearing many similarities to the Devil, and many other things. This series, like most of Lewis’ other works, is essentially

  • C. S. Lewis Legacy

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    His long legacy would comprise of many literary works, but none would be as internationally revered as the series that would soon become an on-screen iteration. C.S. Lewis was a renowned apologist writer, so his new series in the 1950’s was Christian-based with a variety of Biblical lessons. Lessons that, though may not have been able to be applied in the real-world, were infused with valuable lessons of love, trust, and belief. He had been in England at the time, so the first book in his series

  • A Brief Biography Of C. S. Lewis

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    C. S. Lewis was a Christian author born in Belfast, Ireland. His father was Albert James Lewis and his mother was Florence Augusta Lewis, a daughter of an Anglican priest. He also had an elder brother, Warren Hamilton Lewis. Lewis’ mother died in 1908 from cancer. He was a teacher at both Oxford University and Cambridge University. His Christian faith had a significant role in his writing. While Lewis was training for the army, he became roommates with another soldier, Edward Courtnay Francis "Paddy"

  • C. S. Lewis The Inner Ring

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    “I am going to do something more old-fashioned than you perhaps expected. I am going to give advice.” Declared C.S. Lewis in his “The Inner Ring” speech, and did he ever give advice. Arguably, C.S. Lewis could be considered one of the most controversial and renowned writers in literary history. From “The Chronicles of Narnia” series to “Screwtape Letters”, Lewis changed the face of religion in the written word. He maintained this powerful communication skill throughout his speeches as well.

  • C. S. Lewis Mere Christianity

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    Clive Staples Lewis, often referred to as C.S. Lewis, was an apologist, theologian, philosopher, and author whose literary works captured hearts and minds. Lewis applied his intellectual ability and creative genius in each of his publications. Primarily known for his best-selling series, The Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis wrote several other books for the defense and explanation of Christianity. Clive wrote in such a way that not only grabbed the reader’s attention but helped them to better understand

  • The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe By C. S. Lewis

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    Throughout C. S. Lewis’ book series, Narnia, he uses his diverse characters to embody different real-world people and issues. Lewis utilizes his exceptional writing skills to put his characters through certain situations that reflect real-world issues. By doing this Lewis indirectly helped his readers to better understand the world around them. Firstly and most obviously was Narnia’s king figure, Aslan. Aslan was depicted as a large lion who, although a fierce protector, was a gentle giant.

  • C. S. Lewis The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

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    significant about the main characters and their roles in the story, but not many think about the title of the book. What is special about these characters and object in the book? Why did C.S. Lewis decide to name the first book he wrote in the Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? Lewis wanted to show the power of the savior of the world through

  • Who Is C. S. Lewis The Magician's Nephew

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    Lewis was also careful enough to not neglect the basic source of all human corruption in the Bible - the fall of man because of the original sin. Aslan warns Digory during the quest to retrieve the Apple of Life through a sign saying “Come in by the gold

  • Analysis Of C. S. Lewis 'Learning In Wartime'

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    C.S. Lewis, a highly praised writer and theologist, both now and in the 1930’s, wrote a sermon for the Church of St. Mary the virgin on the subject of studies and armed conflicts. The sermon, taking place at a time when war was reemerging into the world, was an answer to a question most young people were asking. Whether or not they should stay in school or if they should enter into a war like some of their lesser educated compatriots. The Essay “Learning in Wartime”, written by C.S. Lewis, is an

  • C. S. Lewis’ Symbolism, Development and Morality in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

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    In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis employs symbolism, development and morality. He uses symbolism as a driving force throughout the novel. Without the use of characters similar to Christian figures, Lewis’ series would lack a sense of meaning. His use of these figures evokes a sense of wonder in the reader and encourages them to continue reading. Lewis uses development throughout The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as a means to create vivid and more impressionable world. He uses

  • Role of Symbols and Symbolism in C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia

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    Role of Symbolism in C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia It has always been amazing to realize how well the literature I read as a child has stayed with me through the years. It takes an exceptional writer to compose a narrative that maintains a storyline on the same level of a child's understanding; it takes everything short of a miracle to keep a child's interest. However, that undertaking has been accomplished by many skilled authors, and continues to be an area of growth in the literary

  • Three Deadly Sins In C. S. Lewis The Screwtape Letter

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    Three of the Deadly Sins The Screwtape Letters, written by C.S. Lewis, is comprised of the letters from a demon named Screwtape to his nephew, Wormwood. The villainous Screwtape's letters provide Woodworm with advice on how to corrupt his “patient”, a Christian. Maliciously, they use the seven deadly sins to try and convert their Christian patients. The three sins that are discussed the most are lust, gluttony, and pride. Irrefutably, these sins are ruinous to anyone who practices them. Lust, one

  • The Role Of Virtue In C. S. Lewis Out Of The Silent Planet

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    The Christian Sci-Fi novel, Out of the Silent Planet, was written by the British theologian, author, and professor C.S. Lewis in 1938. The book is a third-person account of the space travels and alien encounters of a lonely philologist named Elwin Ransom, who is abducted by two elementary schoolmates while he was on a walking-tour. This begins his unexpected galactic journey to Malacandra, where upon landing there, he escapes from his kidnappers and experiences the nature, creatures, and morals of

  • The Law Of Nature In C. S. Lewis Mere Christianity

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    C.S. Lewis' Book, “Mere Christianity” C.S. Lewis begins his book, “Mere Christianity”, by introducing the Law of Right and Wrong or the Laws of Nature. This, however, arises a question. What is the Law of Nature? The Law of Nature is the known difference between right and wrong. That is, mans distinction between what is right and what is wrong. “This law was called the Law of Nature because people thought that everyone knew it and did not need to be taught it”(18). Lewis relates the law to how

  • C. S. Lewis Miracles

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    exist or the do not, and if they do exist then we must also ask how likely they are to occur. C.S Lewis explores both sides of this argument. Lewis notes that much of the world during his time came to believe that nothing existed except for what could be seen, smelled, heard, or tasted. People believed that there was nothing more than the natural world and the universe in which they lived. Although Lewis is careful not to classify any modern event as a miracle, they are possible,

  • Christianity and The Chronicles of Narnia

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    Christianity and The Chronicles of Narnia C. S. Lewis, a well-known author and apologist, is best known by people of all ages for his seven volume series entitled The Chronicles of Narnia. As Lewis wrote about the land of Narnia, an imaginary world visited by children of this world, he had two obvious purposes: to entertain the readers and to suggest analogies of the Christian faith. Although some feel that his stories are violent, Lewis is successful at using fiction to open peoples'

  • Heaven's Journey: An Analysis of 'The Great Divorce'

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    C. S. Lewis, the acclaimed author of The Chronicles of Narnia series, Mere Christianity, and The Screwtape Letters, and winner of the Carnegie Medal for The Last Battle, also wrote an impactful book by the name of The Great Divorce. This allegory follows the narrator, whose name remains obscure, on a journey by bus from the Valley of the Shadow of Death (Hell) to the Valley of the Shadow of Life (Heaven). He and other inhabitants of the grey town depart on an excursion to the outskirts

  • Lifestyle, Social Grouping, Interactions, and Survival in _Out of the Silent Planet_

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    Out of the silent planet Out of the silent planet by C.S Lewis is a novel that denotes the difference between the social system on planet earth and the planet Malacandra. In Malacandra, groups live in harmony with one another and complement each other. On earth, the social system is brutal and evil. The novel is a science fiction that covers Dr. Ransoms (major character) adventures and encounters on a planet that is entirely different from earth. Ransoms lands into this planet by accident after

  • Symbolism in The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe.

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    significance of the greatest lion of Western literature, C. S. Lewis' Aslan (Cahill)”. Though his presence is an untamed yet gentle lion, he is still the embodiment of a Christ-like figure. In the book, the White Witch demands the traitor, Edmund’s, blood stated, “Tell you what is written on that very Table of Stone which stands beside us? Tell you what is written in letters deep as a spear is long on the fire-stones on the Secret Hill?...” (Lewis 141) The Table of Stone represents the cross that which

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

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    and the Wardrobe, Lewis emphasizes the three points of philosophy, themes, and symbolism throughout his writing. Lewis was a strong Christian man, and wanted to make children see and understand all the stories of the Bible. Therefore, he put Christian elements through his books, but with fantasy characters as well. Especially in this story, Lewis conveys the differences between good and evil. Aslan is represented as Christ just as the White Witch represents the sense of evil. Lewis wrote several books