The Four Loves - Affection: Pages 45-56 Summary & Analysis

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Affection: Pages 45-56 Summary and Analysis

On the topic of jealously, Lewis says that all types of love are subject to the effects of jealously. In the case of affection, we tend to hold on to what is familiar and to be jealous of any change—even if that change is for the better. For example, two friends are affectionate toward each other. Then one learns something new and the other, unable to share in this change, feels left behind. While this jealousy is evident in children, it's not only for the young. An entire family may turn on a single member who is converted to Christianity. Lewis says it's not only a hatred of "the Light" as opposed to "the Dark," but a hatred of the thing that has stolen their loved one. The issue is further complicated because the person...

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