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    Olivia Seeney Dr. Michael Elam ENGL 475 10/4/16 C.S. Lewis and the Influence of Dante in Out of the Silent Planet All throughout Lewis novels there is evidence that clearly connects the themes and symbolism from other aspects of traditional Christian literature both during and before he began writing. One of the most distinct examples of this occurring within Lewis’ works is the influence that Dante had on the concepts that he reflects on while conveying thoughts to his readers. This is specifically

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    Out of the Silent Planet By: C.S. Lewis C.S. Lewis produced a book that conveys vivid scenery, relatable characters, and a vague but detailed plot that gave rise to a novel with wonderful clarity. Out of the Silent Planet is an account of the voyage of Ransom, a linguist, who is kidnapped and taken to another planet, Malacandra (Mars). Where he learns that Thulcandra (Earth) is called the silent planet because there has been no communication from it in years. On the voyage there he is led to

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    the Silent Planet" by C.S. Lewis, Ransom, a physiology professor at Oxford University is kidnapped by two men who take him in a spaceship to Mars, or Malacandra as they call it. They plan on giving him over to the martians who live on Malacandra but Ransom runs away in fear he will be killed. As the story progresses, Ransom meets all sorts of martians and becomes immersed in the culture and language of this planet. Ransom is then faced with being called to meet a certain spirit of the planet and

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    Humanity has always maintained a strong bond between thought and action. It is through our ethical and moral beliefs that we reinforce our mentality on life. In both Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis and The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Phillip K. Dick, the protagonists and the story interact in a similar fashion. These novels portray many fundamental religious theories that directly mesh with human values. Characterized by their subjective actions, the main characters in these novels

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    “Out of the Silent Planet” by C.S. Lewis portrays elements of Christianity by asking the question: “What would a planet that never experienced sin or its effects look like?” He asks this question by telling the story of a man named Ransom, who finds himself abducted on a mysterious planet called Malacandra. Here, Ransom is astonished by the ways of the native species of Malacandra, to which sin is a foreign idea. Only when humans inhabited Malacandra did corruption enter the planet. Lewis succeeds

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    In the book “Out of the Silent Planet” C.S. Lewis talks about science and the meaning of life which each character has their own point of view on, Ransom, Devon and Weston Looked at life differently than the other each having their own choice. One cares about others, one cares about their self and the other cares about Power. Ransom was a loving a caring man, he often put others above himself and wanted to help others. “At first I thought this was because you cared only whether a creature

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    The book out of the silent planet follows the journey of Ransom, a linguist that is kidnapped and put in a spaceship to be taken to Malacandra (Mars) as a sacrifice to the Sorn, however he managed to escape from his kidnappers during the handover to the Sorn. While he is on the run on Malacandra Ransom learns of the three races that show how human history has developed from primal to industrial and finally to modern day. The first part of human history that Ransom encounters is the Hross who are

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    According the Merriam Webster dictionary the definition of virtue is: conformity to a standard of right. So according to this definition, avoiding evil is not sufficient enough to make one virtuous. In the book Out of the Silent Planet it seems that Ransom doesn’t try to avoid evil, but at the same time he doesn’t try to go towards evil. However, you can tell that according to the definition of virtue, Ransom is indeed virtuous. Now it may not seem like that Ransom is in fact virtuous, but he is

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    individual's distinctive character”( English, Oxford Dictionaries). In the book “Out of the Silent Planet” written by C.S Lewis you are able to see how the main characters Weston, Ransom and Divine each contribute their own personalities and viewpoints to the story. Since their philosophies are vastly different from one another this takes a effect of the story. The characters of the novel “Out of the Silent planet” not only affect how decisions are made but also the effect their attitudes create when

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    the people on the side of the road begging for money? I began a long journey of soul searching and questioning the beliefs my parents had raised me on. My thoughts were continually brought back to a book by C.S Lewis, it was called Out of the Silent Planet; a character named Weston believed that individual human lives don’t matter, they must be sacrificed to save mankind.

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