Perelandra - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

This chapter begins with the description of Ransom's landing on Venus. From this point on, the story is told as it happened to Ransom. The narrator indicates it is difficult to describe, because, as Ransom said, it is too definite. Words are too vague to describe what he experienced. In the very first few minutes of his landing, we see Ransom experiencing all sorts of physical delights, from smells, sights, to temperatures and exquisite pleasure in his surroundings.

Ransom is exposed to a prolific range of sensations, both pleasant and what was called "violent" though they were only mildly unpleasant, such as a blinding light. He speaks of not feeling guilt at all, a total absence of it, but having such an extreme pleasure in the things surrounding him that he expects to feel some degree of guilt as he would have felt...

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