The Screwtape Letters - Letter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Letter 24 Summary

Here another devil is mentioned: Slumtrimpet, who is in charge of the young woman. Screwtape's access to information through his office is a subtle way of showing Wormwood Screwtape's superiority. He does this under the guise of being helpful. However, the effect is to show Wormwood what Wormwood might have done if he had been more conscientious.

Screwtape hopes to introduce the serious sin of spiritual pride into the young man's life. The girl he loves is innocently naive about other faiths or other versions of her faith. She thinks hers is the right one and others are rather ridiculous. At the same time, she is mostly just innocently ignorant in this, not truly vicious or prideful. Yet, with this characteristic, she may be used to influence the young man into real spiritual pride. He is a fresh convert and quite susceptible to...

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