C. S. Lewis Essays

College

The Abolition of Man

C.S. Lewis begins The Abolition of Man by considering the implications of a particular children’s textbook. The issue with the textbook, according to Lewis, is its philosophy of a subjectivism of value. The specifically noted passage that warrants...

12th Grade

The Screwtape Letters

Throughout history there have been no shortages of western Christian writers. In a field so competitive, only those who have created work that is theologically influential are remembered by the masses. Martin Luther is remembered for crafting the...

9th Grade

The Magician's Nephew

In 1955 C. S. Lewis wrote and published The Magician's Nephew, a high fantasy adventure story set in early 20th century England, a prequel to the other stories in The Chronicles of Narnia. In the story, Digory Kirke, a young boy, travels to a...

10th Grade

Out of the Silent Planet

Authors write hero’s journeys every day. They tend to be similar and predictable to the reader, as every hero shares at least one trait with other heroes. However, some stories contain heroes with certain characteristics that distinguish them from...