The Screwtape Letters - Letter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Letter 22 Summary

Screwtape is acidly annoyed in this letter. The man has fallen in love with someone Wormwood has not even mentioned in his communications with Screwtape. Also, Wormwood has betrayed some of Screwtape's heretical words about love to the Secret Police, but Screwtape is powerful enough to have smoothed this over. He will not forget about it, however.

This girl, Screwtape has learned, is the very worst sort of girl for their patient to marry. She is a sincere Christian, the type Screwtape would have liked to have seen fed to the lions in the early days. However, he thinks she might have died with a faithful smile on her face. Screwtape cannot heap enough contempt on her.

Her family is full of love for one another. The whole house and garden are permeated with grace. Screwtape is beside himself. He is angry the man and woman feel...

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