I read this trilogy back in the sixties as an assignment in an English literature class, and although I enjoyed reading it, I never connected it to current events and the constant struggle between good and evil. After reading your articles, I'll be digging it out and rereading it. I'm amazed at how thoroughly you research and understand the topics that you write about, and I'm really enjoying your writing. Thank you.
It is a pity that much of Lewis's un published work was burnt.
I love the beautiful credit you give to Cynthia's amazing work. It's quite an attractive masculine trait.
The degrading of humans to animals, and turning shamelessness into worship can be traced in a direct arc to ancient pagan practices. Here is a fascinating sidebar for readers and writers to ponder ( suggest reading the troubling Numbers 25 in the Old Testament, prior)
Wow! Fantastic insight. When I do read the trilogy (I skipped analysis a little bit for no spoilers) I will gladly come back to this series. I like what you said about mankind being the caretaker. We are the microcosm and macrocosm. The Managerial class psychopaths would want us to be their kind of caretaker, like Jack Torrance in the Shining. Sweeping over a bloody history and pretending they aren’t doing so in real time. Instead, we need to be caretakers of the Earth and not in a green sense, Gaia worship. We need to get back to Natural Law, understand it and live it out in our lives.
Fantastic analysis! My husband and I have both read this trilogy three times and loved it. Thank you so much for your perspective and expounding on how it relates to life then and now.