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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Lewis, C. S.
Because their art on Earth is meant to capture Heaven.. According to the teacher, art is something that is meant to capture Heaven and tell the people of Earth about it. But since nothing can get better than Heaven and everybody already sees it, they have an especially hard time entering Heaven.
George MacDonald. George MacDonald was a Scottish writer who the narrator admires, and happens to find in Heaven.
The Town. Hell is often referred to as a small town, which, according to descriptions from the visitors, is a very materialistic area.
A pebble. Since the bus had grown, obviously Hell is a small place. Since the souls fit in there, it can be concluded that the residents' souls' sizes have diminished by lack of God in their lives.
Rainy. It was raining at the bus stop, perhaps symbolic of God's mourning for the damned.
|Complete the quote. "How can they [the gods] ---- us face to face till we have faces?"||Till We Have Faces
meet. The title of the book is taken from this quote, which explains the gods' inability to answer the questions presented to them by mortals. After seeing the gods, Orual no longer doubts them or feels anger toward them.
Psyche. Psyche becomes a goddess and is therefore immortal. Orual dies midsentence in the epilogue, making the ending quite abrupt and unusual.
|Why doesn't Orual believe Psyche when she tells of the beautiful palace that she lives in?||Till We Have Faces
Orual is unable to see the palace.. The palace is of the gods and cannot be seen by human eyes. Psyche is privileged as the bride of a god. Orual concludes that her sister has become delusional.
Queen. She becomes one of the best-loved and most successful monarchs of Glome. At any rate, Orual is much more successful than her father.
She does not want people to see that she is ugly.. Orual realizes that she is at an advantage when she wears a veil, because people can only imagine what she really looks like. From a very young age, Orual's father harasses her about her lack of beauty. Later, other rumors are spread about her reasons for wearing the veil.
Greece. Greece is often referred to as "the Greeklands," and the Fox was captured by the King. He became a tutor and a lifelong friend of Orual.
|"First of all Orual loved me much, then the Fox came and she loved me little; and then the baby came and she loved me not at all." Which oft brushed-aside character uttered these words?||Till We Have Faces
Redival. Orual often complains about her younger sister, who greatly annoys her. She considers Redival to be little more than a nuisance, and it is not until much later in her life that she realizes how hurt Redival was by the way Orual treated her.
|C.S. Lewis's novel is based upon the ancient Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche, told from a unique perspective. What is the relation of the narrator to Psyche?||Till We Have Faces
Sister. Orual is Psyche's older sister. Although the sisters in Cupid and Psyche are cruel and jealous, Orual deeply and possessively loves her younger sister.
|Agape, Eros, Philia, and Storge - sounds like Greek to me. Well it is. These words were the subject of which C. S. Lewis book?||C. S. Lewis: Beyond Compare
The Four Loves. "The Four Loves" is Lewis' memorable work on the subject of love. The Greeks had four words for love and it is on these that Lewis builds his treatise. He takes the reader through examples in literature and through thought-experiments in seeking to understand this subject that has baffled man since the dawn of time.
|Words were always important to C. S. Lewis so it is no surprise he wrote a book titled "Studies in Words". In 300 pages Lewis only covers ten different words and phrases. What is the study of the history of words and their meanings called?||C. S. Lewis: Beyond Compare
Etymology. Etymology is the study of the history of words and their meanings. Linguistics is the study of natural language not words specifically. In "Studies in Words" Lewis devotes a chapter to each of ten different words or phrases. These are: nature, sad, wit, free, sense, simple, conscience and conscious, world, life, and I dare say. In each chapter he delves into phrases and ideas surrounding each broader word or phrase. The book shows the care with which Lewis treated the English language and the use of words in particular.
|C. S. Lewis' last book before his death was "The Discarded Image". It covers the subject he taught for the greater part of his life. What is the subtitle of the book that reveals this subject?||C. S. Lewis: Beyond Compare
An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature. "The Discarded Image" is a scholarly work that encompasses much of what Lewis taught at Oxford and Cambridge. In it he attempts to bring the Medieval mind to life so that students can understand the literature that came out of that time. Lewis believed that without context much of the meaning is lost. The book encompasses theology, science, and history from the first millennium AD until about 1600. He believes this "image" enlightens understanding of the authors, philosophers, and historians that came afterwards. (Source: tobedwithatrollope.wordpress.com Oct 31 2007)
|This next book of C. S. Lewis is a collection of essays in which it would appear that God is on trial before man, instead of the classical view of man being on trial before God. Which book is it?||C. S. Lewis: Beyond Compare
God in the Dock. "God in the Dock" was a collection of Lewis' essays published after his death in 1970. The collection covers a diverse number of subjects but always from the perspective of the common man. Lewis was never one to try to argue his case before the educated but rather wanted normal people to understand the God he knew. Lewis shows that God is truly a merciful and loving God who would most assuredly win any trial.
|This C. S. Lewis story was released posthumously in a collection of stories. Its title is the same as a series of Stephen King novels. Can you name it?||C. S. Lewis: Beyond Compare
The Dark Tower. Much controversy has surrounded the publication of "The Dark Tower and Other Stories", not because of the work itself but rather whether or not Lewis actually wrote "The Dark Tower" story. Kathryn Lindskoog is the chief critic of the authenticity of Lewis' authorship. Although the controversy still rages, both the author's estate and the publishers assert that it is indeed his work.
|C. S. Lewis wrote a preface to one of the most famous epic poems in the English language. What was the name of this book?||C. S. Lewis: Beyond Compare
A Preface to Paradise Lost. Lewis wrote "A Preface to Paradise Lost" to give context and understanding to this great work by John Milton. As a guide to Milton's work, it is unmatched. Lewis delves into the issues and controversies surrounding this great piece of literature and offers keen insight into the subject matter.
|In the book "The Problem of Pain", C. S. Lewis has a chapter titled "Animal Pain", a chapter that clearly illustrates his love of animals. Which author's books HOPPED into his life as a child encouraging this love?||C. S. Lewis: Beyond Compare
Beatrix Potter. Lewis was heavily influenced in his early childhood by the writings of Beatrix Potter and her anthropomorphic animals, chief among these is of course "The Tale of Peter Rabbit". Animals permeate his writings, most notably in "The Chronicles of Narnia". As mentioned in the question, he devotes a whole chapter in his book to the subject of animal pain as it relates to a just and loving God. This chapter is quite involved and even deals with whether or not animals go to heaven or have an afterlife.
|C. S. Lewis wrote this next book in concert with another professor at Cambridge. "A Personal Heresy" is a series of articles in which each of them argue their point of view on poetry. Who was this other professor who is most famous for his book "The Elizabethan World View"? (Hint: The least known is best known.)||C. S. Lewis: Beyond Compare
E. M. W. Tillyard. "A Personal Heresy" is a group of six articles written by C. S. Lewis and E. M. W. Tillyard. The issue at hand was whether or not a work of poetry, or any other work of imagination, is primarily a reflection of the author's personality or if it stands on its own merits. Tillyard espoused the subjective view that the author's personality mattered and Lewis espoused the objective view that the work should stand on its own merit. In many ways the battle was between the elite and the common man, with Lewis taking the side of the common man.
he dies and goes to heaven. The patient dies in an air raid, and goes to heaven. Wormwood and Screwtape are tormented by losing the patient, though Screwtape consoles himself with the thought that he will probably be allowed to eat (at least some of) Wormwood.
eat or be eaten. "We want cattle who can finally become food" Screwtape almost gets himself in trouble with the Secret Police because he says that the Enemy really loves the humans, and wants to adopt them as his children. This is, of course, a crime in the lowerarchy.
|Screwtape gets worked up into a diatribe about music and silence, both of which he detests, and gets turned into what kind of creature in the middle of it?||The Screwtape Letters
a centipede. Screwtape is explaining how Hell is filled with noise, "Noise, the grand dynamism, the audible expression of all that is exultant, ruthless, and virile", and gets carried away.
World War II. When Wormwood rhapsodizes about the terrors of the war, Screwtape rebukes him for becoming drunk on the human's emotions.
The Enemy. Just as Screwtape calls Satan "Our Father Below", he calls God "The Enemy".
C. S. Lewis has said that writing "The Screwtape Letters" was difficult for him because he had to force his thinking the wrong way 'round, and think from the devil's viewpoint.
a smooth path. The job of the tempter is, more often than not, to keep the human thinking about himself, and to encourage small sins, not great ones. "The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts."
your patient. Screwtape consistently refers to the human that Wormwood is tempting as "your patient".
Our Father Below. Our Father Below is the head of the lowerarchy, including the secret police.
|Screwtape is a senior devil who has retired from the field of tempting humans, and writes these letters to his nephew, a junior devil. What is his nephew's name?||The Screwtape Letters
Wormwood. In his letters, Screwtape attempts to advise Wormwood how best to tempt the human he has been assigned to.
|In his introduction to "The Screwtape Letters", Lewis says about devils that "They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a ________ or a ________ with the same delight." What words complete the sentence?||The Screwtape Letters
materialist and magician. "There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight."
"The Screwtape Letters" was first published as a serial in "The Guardian", an Anglican publication, starting in May, 1941. The book was published in 1942.
A sort of sequel, "Screwtape Proposes a Toast" was published in 1959.