Relationship Between Heaven And Hell In C. S. Lewis The Great Divorce

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“The Great Divorce” by C. S. Lewis is a fascinating and unique tale that tells of the afterlife, involving the relationship between Heaven and Hell. Because it is a book like no other, it causes readers to contemplate what the afterlife may be like. Therefore, because “The Great Divorce” is so distinctive and stimulating it has the ability to teach life lessons and to strike a nerve with people of all backgrounds. In the book’s preface Lewis mentions that he did not intend for this book to express what he believed about Heaven and Hell, but rather to cause the readers to think about what Heaven and Hell really could be like, as the boundaries given in the Bible are decently sized. Therefore, the pictures of Heaven and Hell in “The Great Divorce” are exaggerated and designed more to cause one to contemplate rather than assume that what the book talks about are true and respectable opinions. In order for the reader to not judge what Lewis writes as what he believes, one must constantly keep in the back of his or her mind. The book was not made to question the facts…show more content…
The ghost is disgusted that she cannot see her son who had died earlier. The ghost does not understand why she cannot see her son when she gave all her love to him and no love to anyone else. The spirit tries to convince his sister to understand that although she has devoted all her love to one being it is in the wrong being, as, once again, the only way to get to Heaven is to believe in God and no one else. Therefore, although she has does have love in her heart she does not have love for God. The Spirit also tells her that if she loves God, she will truly love her son and her selfish love would turn into real love. Through this conversation Lewis again explains how, while on earth one must not put all their love into one earthly thing or person but in the Almighty

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