The Great Divorce Topics for Discussion

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Compare the functions of light in the three main settings: the gray town, heaven, and the chess table.

Discuss how pride manifests itself in the characters' lives. How does pride manifest itself in your own life?

What is the role of free agency in determining where the ghosts spend their afterlives?

What steps does the narrator take in progressing from a fully transparent ghost to one who feels more comfortable in heaven?

What does the chess game represent in the last chapter?

The last chapter ends on Earth in WWII England. What is significant about ending the book in a war scene?

Why do you think C.S. Lewis used Scottish writer George McDonald as the narrator's guide in heaven?

Discuss the significance of the title.

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