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    The Great Divorce

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    The beginning of the book The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis was difficult to understand and hard to figure out, but as you read on, you come to find out that this book is about heaven and hell and the people that go there. The narrator who is the main character in the book tells the story on what he sees from his eyes. The author describes hell as a dark cold town with alleys that people live in and no one to be seen on the streets, and heaven as this place that looks beautiful with green grass, mountains

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    This book is delightfully insightful in it is content. Lewis is the narrator of his story, which begins in Hell, a dreary town full of empty streets. Lewis uses a dream as the vehicle to carry his ideas. Lewis boards a bus for Heaven with other ghosts from the town. It is not until the last chapter of the book that the reader finds out that Lewis is actually having a dream. Lewis finds himself in a dark and dreary place, where the houses are gray and empty, a dismal rain never stops, and time is

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    novel The Great Divorce, the characters become ghosts traveling through heaven and hell and are faced with the decision on where they will spend eternity. When readers go through Lewis’s novel, some might ask the question, why do the ghosts refuse to stay in heaven and choose to go to hell? When analyzing the novel on the surface, this question can ponder a reader with confusion. But the way to answer this

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    A Hybrid of C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce and Jesus’ Parable of The Sower: Freely Choosing Where to be Sown Ghostly characters of C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce (1946) come to life as the reader unfolds each scene. The entry scene is dingy, Hell on earth, full of characters on a journey to find answers to the after-life, or is there more to the afterlife. Next, while on their journey they will find a separation of Heaven and Hell. In addition, each character struggles with choices, choices that

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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

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    In his novel The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis depicts two settings: one of a grey town where whatever you want is provided for you and another of grand pasture. These settings, in the book, represent Heaven in Hell in a way, depending on which character's perspective the places are viewed from. However, the places that the main character visits and the journey that he takes is one that can be used to model the journey of our spiritual walk. Similar to how the protagonist starts in a bleak town then

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    of Pride in The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis suggests that choices made on earth have a consequential effect towards our acceptance into heaven or our plummet into hell. In this book pride manifests itself in a hundred subtle ways as souls whine about perceived injustices or irrational motives. Thankfully, a few tourists do humble themselves, become transformed into marvelously real beings, and remain in heaven. But most don't, about which the great Scottish author

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    Heaven and Hell Divided in C. S. Lewis's The Great Divorce C. S. Lewis is known throughout the world for his ability to tuck theology into fantasy. He's the author of many books such as the Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity. One of his less popular books, but one that he considered among his favorites, was The Great Divorce. The title refers to the separation of Heaven and Hell. Although a relatively thin book, it is packed with thought provoking

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    great divorce

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    was like an infant whose neck isn't strong enough to support its head; the head just rolled around on its own, crashing into everything around it. He wore a self-absorbed, confident look on his face as though he had just walked away from closing a great business deal. As he came closer to where I was hiding, I saw the enormity of his head and wondered how he had ever fit in the bus. Just then, one of the solid people came running down the hill to meet him. He seemed so happy to see the big-headed

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    The Great Divorce and The Divine Comedy

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    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 through the conception

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