Perelandra Setting & Symbolism

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Perelandra (Venus)

Perelandra (Venus) is the location where the story takes place. It parallels the Biblical Garden of Eden in many ways. Its beauty is unnatural and mystical. Miraculous things happen on Perelandra. It is here that evil attempts to cause the downfall of mankind, though unsuccessfully. It therefore also parallels the Mount where Jesus is tempted by Satan.

Malacandra (Mars)

Malacandra (Mars) is the planet where Ransom first meets the mystical creatures he will again encounter on Perelandra. It is here he learns of the Malelil as ruler of all. He also learns the Solar language on his trip to Malacandra. The creatures that inhabit Perelandra originate or dwell on Malacandra as well. It is on Malacandra that Ransom first becomes aware of the Un-Man, whom he battles in Perelandra.

Floating islands

The floathing islands make up a large part of the land on Perelandra. This was...

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