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Why can’t Orual see Psyche’s palace when she visits her in the daytime and how...

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Why can’t Orual see Psyche’s palace when she visits her in the daytime and how does she see it at night in Till We Have Faces?

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sesmith5 | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted January 12, 2010 at 6:49 AM (Answer #1)

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It is here that C. S. Lewis deviates from the original Greek myth.  In the original, Psyche's sisters could see the castle.  But for C.S. Lewis this phenomenon was inadequate as a metaphor for faith.  Faith is the justified belief in things unseen.  It is not a leap to believe in something rationally testable and tangible.  If Orual is to find faith, she must believe in things she cannot see.

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