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            Chapter 3 of C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces continues two important themes.  First, there is the increasing attribution of divinity to Psyche by word and worship.  Second, the discussion between the Fox and Orual concerning the gods takes a couple of interesting turns. Read the rest of this entry »

             Chapter 2 of Till We Have Faces, the subject of the third of my reflections on Lewis’s novel, contains three important developments.

  • We learn more about the Fox’s beliefs.
  • Psyche is born.
  • The first words are uttered that compare Psyche with the gods and the concomitant danger of provoking the goddess Ungit’s envy.

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            This is the second in a series on C.S. Lewis’s novel Till We Have Faces (Faces).  The first piece stressed the importance of the title, the subtitle which states that Lewis is retelling a myth and finally the quotation from Shakespeare that concerns the relationship between love and conscience.  Now we’ll look at chapter one, which introduces the main characters and the setting, and very importantly, the narrative form of the novel. Read the rest of this entry »