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What are some of Ransom's major characteristics or personality traits in Out of the Silent Planet?

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As Thanatassa has already said, Ransom is a scholar and philologist, and language tends to play a major theme in how Out of the Silent Planet unfolds. At the same time, I think he is representative of human beings in general, and that his adventures and the personal growth he experiences on Mars mirrors Lewis's theological ideas concerning the role of faith and spirituality in moral development and self fulfillment. In the beginning of the book, Ransom is characterized as out of his depth and fearful, not just of his captors, but also of the denizens of...

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