The Great Divorce Literary Analysis

In The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis tackles many challenging ideas through his story about persons living in the “afterlife.”  The characters exhibit struggles with deadly sins and competing virtues.  Lewis also tries to portray a vision of the afterlife that can reconcile the seemingly opposing ideas that people go to hell even though God is all loving and all forgiving.  In a four to six page essay, address one of the following prompts: A) Discuss the plight of ghosts struggling to become real in terms of a struggle between vice and virtue.  B) The character George Macdonald often explains things about the nature of heaven and Hell to the book’s narrator.  Discuss how the book’s imagery serves to illustrate the points George makes about the nature of Heaven and Hell. 

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