That Hideous Strength

August 23, 2011

That Hideous Strength 4: Denouement

For earlier posts, start with the Introduction. Denouement is not a common word in everyday conversation, so for a long time I didn’t know how to […]
August 21, 2011

The Abolition of Man, Part Three

Part One. Part Two. In the second essay of The  Abolition of Man, “The Way,” Lewis showed that humanity seemed to have only  one code of […]
August 16, 2011

That Hideous Strength 3: Climax

Climax?  Isn’t it a little early for that?  Most of us have the idea that the climax is a high point of the story (as the […]
August 9, 2011

That Hideous Strength 2: Development

Previous Posts: Introduction Part One: Setup Almost all the main characters have been introduced and the potential conflicts are in place.  Now development: that phase of […]
August 2, 2011

That Hideous Strength: An Introduction

In the summer of 1945, George Orwell wrote a review for the Manchester Evening News, beginning, “On the whole, novels are better when there are no […]
January 25, 2011

Dystopia, Part Three

Part One. Part Two. What’s the problem with a glut of grim, futurist fiction on the YA bookshelves? Maybe nothing. Youth is resilient, and most young […]