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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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    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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    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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    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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    Back in 1938, C.S. Lewis, the British novelist, wrote his first book in his space trilogy called Out of the Silent Planet. He had soon written the novel after conversing with J.R.R. Tolkien about space controversies. Tolkien wrote about time-travel whereas Lewis wrote about space-travel. Lewis writes his tale that introduces Dr. Ransom as a main character, but he is abducted by a narcissistic man who soon wants to use him as a human sacrifice. There is a belief system as well as strong forces of

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    Challenge 2 The Semblance of a Good Man The story of the silent planet follows the Cambridge professor Ransom and his journey through space. In the story of The Silent Planet, the main character Ransom has experiences ranging from being kidnapped to weeks of uninterrupted contact with alien species. Throughout the story, we learn the character traits of Ransom and who he is and how he acts throughout the story. We can all agree that in the Silent Planet, Ransom shows fear and cowardice. However, we can

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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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    Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis examines what another inhabited planet could feel like. The novel takes place on two separate planets, Earth and Malacandra. “Malacandra then was Mars” (Lewis 72). Throughout the book, the environments of Malacandra and Earth considerably impact the characters' behaviours, beliefs, and interactions. The book portrays what humanity could be if we overcome our bent nature. In Out of the Silent Planet, the environments, culture, and belief systems of Malacandra

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    Individuality on Malacandra and on Earth In Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis, there are many different species of beings that all live on Malacandra and are able to get along with each other, whereas on Earth, humans are always trying to be better than everyone else at all that we do. Due to this drastic change in the way of living, the beings of Malacandra seem to have a perception that differs greatly from that of the humans on Earth. Thus life on Malacandra is better than life on Earth because

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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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