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The Great Divorce Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Discuss the terms "Parable" and "Allegory." What characteristics does The Great Divorce share with these styles? Define the terms and cite examples of these characteristics from the text.

What is "Speculative Fiction?" How is The Great Divorce a part of this genre? Who coined the phrase and how is Speculative Fiction differentiated from Science Fiction or Fantasy?

From what point of view is the novel written? In what tense is it written? Define the terms which apply to these forms as discussed in class. In what ways does a narrative written in this point of view allow the reader greater understanding of the characters?

What literary allusions does C. S. Lewis make in the novel? What does this term mean? Which character specifically is an overt allusion? How?

Discuss the title of The Great Divorce. What did Lewis write the novel in response to? How does his opinion...

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