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Friday, July 7, 2017

On Thursday July 13th 7:20 pm. Note the meeting place is Barnes & Noble again.  We will be discussing Till We Have Faces.  
We will be using the the questions from Speaking of Jack by Will VausIn case some of you haven't purchased it yet I've posted the questions here.  Feel free to ask your own questions of the story also.
I think it's only 3.99 on Kindle. 
Discussion Questions for C.S. Lewis'
Till We Have Faces 
1. If you are familiar with the myth of Cupid and Psyche, how does C. S. Lewis change the original story? What additions does he make? 

2. If someone asked you what Till We Have Faces was about, what would you say? 

3. If That Hideous Strength could be considered an illustration of The Abolition of Man, what Lewis book do you think Till We Have Faces is an illustration of?

4. How are the workings of storge, philia, eros and agape illustrated in Till We Have Faces?

5. What character or characters is Orual similar to in one of Jack’s other books?

6. What do you think Orual’s veil is symbolic of?

7. How does Jack develop the paired motifs of enlightenment and sacrifice in this story? What is Jack trying to teach us in this aspect of the story?

8. How does Jack develop the paired motifs of reason and imagination in this story? What do you think Jack is trying to tell us on this subject? 

9. What do you think the god means when he tells Orual that she must “die before she dies because there is no chance after”? 

10. Why is it that the gods cannot meet us “till we have faces”? 

11. How does the relationship between Orual and Psyche after their encounters on the mountain illustrate Charles Williams’s Way of Exchange? 

12. What do you think of Orual’s words: “I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer.”? 
13. What did you think of Orual being made beautiful at the end of the story? How was it the fulfillment of her life-long desire? 

14. How did you enjoy reading Till We Have Faces compared to reading Jack’s other books? Was it harder or easier to read? Why?

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