C. S. Lewis Impact On American Culture Essay

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The Impact of C.S. Lewis on American culture. “True humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less” (C.S. Lewis) Clive Staples Lewis was a great writer who impacted many lives by his books. Lewis lived from 1898 to 1963 in Oxford. (Hamilton 2003) In his time he influenced many people to convert their religion, change their lives around and to simply pick up a book and read it for fun. In the time of Clive Staples life, he won many different awards, including the Carnegie medal, which is one of the most outstanding awards given to authors. Clive Staples is very well known for his strong faith in God, which later led him to write the chronicles of Narnia series. The time period of Lewis had a great impact on the way he wrote the things he did. Lewis’s college experiences had the most impact on the things he did and the books he wrote. Another…show more content…
Lewis describes a series of events that lead the main character to find the girl who will accompany him to a different world . He writes on how the wardrobe came to be and how a boy and a girl travel to a different world. The way the boy and girl find their way to the world is the boy’s evil uncle who calls himself a magician. This world can lead to many different worlds. This world is a very quiet, peaceful, beautiful place with colors that are not from the place the boy and girl are from, and many tall trees. This world has many different “pools” that represent different worlds. After figuring out how to switch from world to world, the boy and girl take one of the trees and they make a wardrobe out of it. This is how the wardrobe is made, and how the whole story of Narnia starts. C.S. lewis’ writings all give a foreshadowing in the end of his books to keep readers intrigued with the story of Narnia. The first book sets everything up and gives a very good understanding of the second book, The Lion, The Witch, And the

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