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    Grant Petersen Honors English 10 10/1/17 Block 1 Book Report #1 Till We Have Faces (C.S. Lewis) One of the nation’s most recognized novels is the renowned classic Till’ We Have Faces. Written by C.S. Lewis, this classic is a one-for-one first person journalized memoir from the perspective of a since exiled elderly ruler Orual, who has yet to meet her goals of castigating the gods of her time. Throughout the novel, Lewis includes an interesting plot that encompasses a strange but vivid course

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    Till We Have Faces In Till We Have Faces, C. S. Lewis retells the myth of Cupid and Psyche from the point of view of Psyche's sister, with powerful insight into the nature of human affection and the relationship between human and divine. In the original myth, Psyche is the youngest of three princesses, so beautiful that men begin to worship her instead of Venus. The goddess avenges herself by commanding that Psyche be exposed on a mountain to die, but her son Cupid secretly rescues her, having

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    and made us envy others. In C.S Lewis’s novel, Till We Have Faces, he provides a different outlook on how a few of the main characters change throughout the story while trying to cope with their inconspicuous jealousy. Lewis’s story takes place in the kingdom of Glome where the main character, Orual is writing about her experiences with the gods and how they have mistreated her, the whole story is told from her perspective. This novel shows, when we let jealousy control our lives, it can blind us

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    that they otherwise would not have from a book of lower caliber. A book on par with the classics, C. S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces is not an exception to this unwritten rule. Widely considered one of Lewis’s best pieces, Till We Have Faces is a book that brings many complex questions to its reader’s attention that do not have simple answers. This is especially evident with one’s judgement of the major character of the book -- Orual. In C. S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces, Orual performs several actions

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    Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by CS Lewis The first person narrative in the ancient kingdom of Glome, a land ruled by a tyrannical king and religious goddess Ungit. Narrated by Princess (later Queen) Orual. The first section of this novel presents itself as an open complaint against the gods, particularly the god of the Grey Mountain, who brought Orual such pain and distress over the years, yet offer no answers or explanations to justify the suffering.      Orual says she had suffered much

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    TILL WE HAVE FACES C.S. LEWIS The first person narrative in the ancient kingdom of Glome, a land ruled by a tyrannical king and religious goddess Ungit. Narrated by Princess (later Queen) Orual. The first section of this novel presents itself as an open complaint against the gods, particularly the god of the Grey Mountain, who brought Orual such pain and distress over the years, yet offer no answers or explanations to justify the suffering. Orual says she had suffered much at the hands of

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    The book, Till we Have Faces chronicles the life of Orual, who struggles with her relationship with the gods and with the people closest to her . . The reader is able to better understand  her  internal struggles as  she is the narrator of the book. Because the story  is written from Orual’s  point of view the reader sees  life  through her eyes. They experience her biases and the way her emotions, perspectives, and prejudices warp her views on her life and ultimately the world, allowing them to

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    of his life, Till We Have Faces is one of Lewis’ most intellectual works. Considered as his most mature work of writing, it is a retelling of the classical mythical story of Cupid and Psyche from the perspective of Orual, the older sister of Psyche. It prompts the reader to relate with Orual as the victim of the “gods,” then, when the veil is lifted and the faults of Orual are revealed, the reader is able to better recognize the faults of his own and those of society. Till We Have Faces opens the eyes

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    Rooted deep in many of the works of C.S. Lewis are themes of Christianity and the relationship between man and the spiritual world. His last novel, Till We Have Faces, which was written in the mid 1950s, is one of his most intellectual works. Considered by Lewis as his best work, it is a retelling of the classical mythical story of Cupid and Psyche from the perspective of Orual, the older sister of Psyche. Masterfully written, Lewis prompts the reader to identify with Orual and view her as the victim

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    The book is titled "Till We Have Faces" because the moral of the story is to overcome who you think you are to acknowledge who you really are. In order to find beauty and happiness, you have to possess self-knowledge to fully grasp the essence of the gods. In particular, Orual was reluctant to accept her grief and insecurities, hiding them along with her identity with her veil. It was only until she experienced visions she realized she was selfish and bitter. Because of this newfound understanding

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