You thought Jane from That Hideous Strength showed a chauvinist streak on
Lewis' part? I must admit I never picked up on that. I am re-reading it
right now actually. She is certainly strong minded in the beginning, but
begins to learn by the end. I actually thought Lewis was surprisingly good
(for a man) at writing women).
�And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
And as silently steal away.�
-H.W. Longfellow, The Day is Done
>Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Shoddy Lands (was: C.S. Lewis and God)
>Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 18:37:07 EDT
>And if you get a chance to read _The Shoddy Lands_, which I believe is a
>short story, you might enjoy that one as well."
>Warning: I found this story horribly misogynistic
>I think I too may have been less feminist than I am now when I first read
>it, but at the time I simply thought he was making fun of a certain
>mind. But the fact is that Lewis had his chauvinist streak...as in the main
>female character (forget her name) in Hidious Strength. Poor Lewis, I'm not
>sure we can blame him too much--until Joy came along, his only pleasant
>interactions were with other males....
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