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The adventures of Ransom continue in Perelandra and That Hideous Strength (1945). In the first Ransom is transported by a casketlike box to Perelandra, Venus. The mythopoesis of the novel is derived from Milton's Paradise Lost (1667) and the Genesis book of the Bible; however, the conclusion is Lewis's own, his creation of a tempted world which does not fall, one in which the newest hnua, emerald-colored humans, assume the rulership of their planet from its angelic Oyarsa. At the heart of the story is Ransom's terrifying battle with the dead Weston, Un-Man. Lewis employs epic echoes and archetypal patterns as he presents Ransom's development from unwilling hero to epic protagonist. Lewis uses the same third-person limited omniscient intrusive narrator as in the first novel. Moreover, he frames the Venus story with an account of the narrator's very own rite of passage complete with an ordeal which captures the terror...

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