Out of the Silent Planet Themes

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At the beginning of the novel, Ransom is presented as a somewhat mild-mannered professor enjoying a walk through the English countryside. By the end of the tale, Ransom has been transformed into a man unafraid of death. This transformation takes place over the course of the novel in a series of events which reveal Ransom's assessment of his own courage and his willingness to face danger.

The first suggestion that Ransom might be braver than he believes himself to be is when he forces his way into The Rise and interrupts Weston and Devine attempting to kidnap young Harry. Later, after Ransom himself has been kidnapped, he contemplates his own fear and actually finds it exhilarating in a sense. After overhearing Devine's comment about the sorn, this fear grips him. He spends most of his time on Malacandra running or hiding from the sorn, imagining them to be...

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