Summary Of C. S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters

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Written by C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters take place in England during World War 2. The book is an epistolary novel, told in the form of thirty-one letters, written by Screwtape, a superior demon, and addressed to his nephew, a lower demon called Wormwood. In the book Screwtape responds to Wormwood’s letter as to how to get a human, called a patient throughout the novel, to shy away from Christianity and Jesus Christ, known as the Enemy”. At the beginning of the book C.S. Lewis does two things: he dedicates the book to his friend and author of the Lord of The Rings Trilogy, J. R. R. Tolkien, and quotes Martin Luther, the founder of Protestantism, and Thomas More, a Catholic saint. The book begins with Screwtape giving wormwood advice that a good way to turn the Patient away from God is to make the patient preoccupied and to use jargon to keep him away from the church. In the second letter, the patient became a Christian and from the letters, wormwood is distraught by this; however, Screwtape tells wormwood not to worry and to use this as an advantage and make give the patient the illusion that the people in church are hypocritical and strange and make church in general, anti-climatic. In letter three, screwtape makes…show more content…
In letter 17, Wormwood has reported that the patient has gotten himself a Christian girlfriend so screwtape responds to by telling Wormwood that through delicacy, encourage gluttony in letter 17. Following up on the patient’s new found relationship, in letter 18, Screwtape tells Wormwood to convince the patient that the only qualification for marriage is love. In letter 19, Screwtape tells Wormwood that God actually loves humans, which isn’t the common belief among their kind. In letter 20, Wormwood is told not to give up on the attacks of the patient’s chastity and if all fails force the patient to

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