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The Great Divorce

To what does the title "The Great Divorce," by C. S. Lewis,  refer? Is it divorce of heaven and hell, good and evil,...

C. S. Lewis addresses why he gave The Great Divorce its title in the preface of his book. He states that it is in answer to William Blake's book The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, but whereas Blake...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2019 10:27 am UTC

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In The Great Divorce, what is the difference between the bright and solid people and the ghosts?

The ghosts are the transparent humans who have died and arrive in Grey Town. Most of the ghosts described by the narrator choose to get on the bus going to the Heaven-like location but do not...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2012 10:20 pm UTC

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The Great Divorce

What is Lewis saying about the relationship between good and evil? 

C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce is the tale of individuals attempting to get to—or running away from—heaven in the afterlife. Their inability to get to heaven on their own is usually due to some...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2018 12:31 pm UTC

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The Great Divorce

Does the narrator finally die in The Great Divorce?

The narrator awakens at the end of the work to discover that his "journey" to Grey Town and the High Country is a dream. He believes that he is burying his face in his Heavenly mentor's robe but...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2012 6:02 pm UTC

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The Great Divorce

I need a synopsis of C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce

C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce opens in a dreary town later revealed to be Hell. The narrator boards a bus; he is eager to leave this dreary place, even though he does not know where the bus is...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2016 6:40 pm UTC

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