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The Screwtape Letters
Like Wormwood, most people think that war is evil, that it is a bad thing for humanity. All his earthly struggles have been a means of gradually climbing into Heaven. On the one hand, for the Patient, the story ends with death, but, in dying, the Patient ascends. As a parting thought Screwtape then writes a series of treatises concerning the confusion and the incorrect notions that modern society has concerning matters of love, marriage, and lust. He has been assigned, or perhaps , to give his nephew Wormwood advice about how to win the soul of an unnamed British manthe Patientinto Hell.
He warns the reader to avoid idolatry. During lunch, the atheist became distracted by reality—streets, newspapers, cars, etc. The preface reminds readers that Screwtape is a devil. He made the pleasures: all our research so far has not enabled us to produce one. His thoughts should be on God, not on his own emotions. The setting is changed to wartime London, where we actually see Wormwood going about the business of tempting his "patient" in the play, given the name "Michael Green". In wartime, also, men are prepared to die.
Pleasure, Screwtape shows, is always dangerous for devils, since God is its creator. Summary: Letter 6 Because of his age, the Patient is uncertain whether he will be drafted Screwtape counsels Wormwood to keep the Patient in a state of maximum uncertainty. This move though comes with its own set of challenges, making The Patient fearful would have him feel helpless and as a result move him to seek God all the more. Wormwood should always remind the Patient about the ordinariness of things, and he should keep the Patient away from science. . For Screwtape, the story is neither comedy nor tragedy. He has expended all his energy—gone through much trouble and endured many insults from his overbearing uncle—trying to win the Patient into Hell.
Lewis, notes that he has no intention of explaining how he came to acquire these letters. Screwtape comes to the conclusion, albeit resentfully, that God genuinely loves humanity and wants them to be with Him in Heaven. First, it frames the fiction of the letters with the invented story that Lewis has only found, not written them. Letters to Bentrock: A Demon's Guide To Trapping Prey. He warns his protégé that The Patient may die in a state of virtue ensuring that his soul goes to God. He often reprimands Wormwood for making mistakes with the Patient, and, after Wormwood fails to win the Patient for Hell, Screwtape is eager to eat a piece of him as punishment for failure.
For the remainder of his life, Lewis was a vocal proponent of Christian values, authoring such famous Christian texts as The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, 1949 the first novel he wrote about the fantastical world of Narnia. Screwtape gives Wormwood advice, but his motives for doing so are never specified. . In general, Screwtape admits, devils have a very difficult job—no matter how hard they try, mankind has a way of embracing faith and piety. They are advice in reverse. People accept the true-sounding, but ultimately meaningless, language of scientific jargon as fact.
It would be much better for devils if all humans died in hospitals and nursing homes where they are coddled and misinformed about their coming deaths. Retrieved 30 March 2020. He states that it takes hundreds of virtues to make a marriage work properly. A sad day in history: On the day C. In other words, irony is a way of saying to things at once. She is the ideal Christian and her only fault, according to Screwtape, is essentially that she is too good. He fails to win the Patient soul and is condemned to be eaten.
He happily reports this to his uncle and he is promptly rewarded with an impatient scolding from Screwtape. The letter ends with him explaining that the punishment for failing to accomplish his task, which was to corrupt The Patient and turn him to sin, is to be eaten alive--by none other than the eponymous Screwtape--a task that he looks forward to accomplishing with great gusto. It can and has been argued that placing these limited restrictions on human sexuality reinforces a heterosexual, male-dominated societal structure. Paradoxically, he even articulates a desire to learn what heaven is like, if for nothing more than to satisfy his curiosity. Alternatively Screwtape advises that Wormwood manipulate The Patient to feel fearfulness. According to Screwtape, she is a difficult and nitpicky woman.
Humans can be made terrible hypocrites, especially if they never understand they are behaving hypocritically. Wormwood should make the Patient focus on his own feeling instead of God. The next letter informs readers that temporarily, wartime aggressions cease and these lulls trigger, ironically, feelings of anxiety and fear in The Patient. Ironically, civilization values people who have had long lives and many experiences. He argues that reason, on the contrary, leads humans to ask spiritually challenging questions, questions that, in turn, lead them to God and salvation. Lewis: The Authentic Voice, Oxford: Lion Hudson, p. Wormwood allowed this to happen, Screwtape angrily explains, by letting the patient experience pleasure.