Perelandra - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

In chapter seven, Ransom and Weston get into a philosophical discussion about the meaning of life, the destiny of man, and what the ultimate purpose of man should be. Weston claims a greater knowledge than Ransom or any other being. He tells Ransom he has finally arrived at the epitome of wisdom. He claims with pride to be the wisest man of all time. He has arrived at the point all men strive for, he claims. Weston claims he is the Force, both Devil and God. He claims to be the spirit that directs all mankind. He is the Devil pushing mankind forward toward God, whom he also claims to be.

Suddenly, Weston's body is seized by a strange fit, with voices not his own exuding from his body. Ransom panics and disarms him, throwing the firearm deep into the sea. Weston's body...

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