Screwtape Letter Analysis

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“To us a human is primarily food; our aim is the absorption of its will into ours, the increase of our own area of selfhood at its expense. But the obedience which the enemy demands of men is quite a different thing. One must face the fact that all the talk about His love for men, and his service being perfect freedom, is not (as one would gladly believe) mere propaganda, but an appalling truth.” (Screwtape letters pg. 37-38) Throughout the Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis envisions what hell looks like to him by food and eating motifs. Reading through the book myself, I can envision what a horrid place hell is like, what C.S. Lewis tells in the Screwtape Letters. Now, in order for you to understand, the Screwtape letters is based on demons who work for Satan to temp humans to join the dark side of hell and leave the enemy (God). In most of the part, I will be discussing the very subject of Screwtape’s toast in the Tempter’s training College and the dominant motifs of food and eating in the letters from Screwtape. People might just think hell is just a pit of fire, but its more than that, its turbulently worse than you ever thought it would be, especially from C.S. Lewis’ point of view. Reading through the book, it’s not so easy to grasp onto…show more content…
It’s something you have for eternity. Sctrewtape and the rest of the tempters will never be satisfied with anything, because they’re empty inside, wanting to excess tempting humans. Hell is a place where people suffer and are never satisfied for what they have and in my point of view, humans can be like that as well. We tend to always want more, we are never satisfied for what we have because the tempters are in our heads convincing us to want more, this will lead you to
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