Carolyn Curtis

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C.S. Lewis on Women: How they influenced the author and his writings

What do we know about Lewis’s relationships with women in his life? What do we notice about Lewis’s treatment of women in his literature? Does he write them as stereotypes or nuanced? Review The Great Divorce and your other favorite Lewis works. Are his female characters ambitious? Tempestuous? Admirable? Brave or timid? Silly, stupid and shallow – or bright, skilled and wise? How do they relate to their male counterparts – and vice versa? Does Lewis plow any new ground for writers of his era? What about his observations of women (and men) in non-fiction writings? Do you sense change or growth in Lewis’s gender characterizations as his own relationships progressed? Bring your observations and opinions and join us for a lively discussion.

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