C.S. Lewis Screwtape letters

Bob Smith
11-14-12
Screwtape Letters Essay
Rough draft
Bible period 6

The Screwtape Letters is a book written from the perspective of an older demon (Screwtape) writing letters to a younger demon (his nephew Wormwood) advising him on how to go about leading his "patient" to hell instead of heaven. This book is slightly confusing because is it written from the perspective of demons, so in order to understand it one must think backwards while reading it. For example the demons mentioned in The Screwtape Letters refer to God as "The Enemy" and Satan as "Our Father Below."

The main reason that this book was written by C.S. Lewis is to get the point across that demons are real and ...

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faith.

The Screwtape Letters is written from a biblical standpoint because the character of demons portrayed in the book lines up with what's in the bible. Romans 8:38-39 says, "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." [insert quote from book regarding previous scripture] Before reading this book it would be easy to have the misperception that Satan is just sitting down in hell hoping that people will come to him. This book disregards that thought and puts into light the fact that demons led and ruled by Satan are constantly trying to win people over. To some it may be quite scary to think over the struggle that the human race has entered into between heaven and ...

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