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Till We Have Faces: Context
Till We Have Faces: Plot Summary
Till We Have Faces: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Till We Have Faces: Themes
Till We Have Faces: Quotes
Till We Have Faces: Characters
Till We Have Faces: Symbols
Till We Have Faces: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of C. S. Lewis
Historical Context of Till We Have Faces
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- Full Title: Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
- Where Written: Cambridge, England
- When Published: 1956
- Literary Period: Modernism
- Genre: Fiction, Mythological novel
- Setting: Glome, a fantastical kingdom in a world that includes a country called the Greeklands, which corresponds to ancient Greece
- Climax: Orual reading her complaint to the gods and seeing herself truly for the first time
- Point of View: First person, from Orual’s perspective
Extra Credit for Till We Have Faces
A dog’s name. When Lewis was four, his dog was hit by a car. Lewis insisted on being called by the dog’s name, Jacksie, and those close to him called him Jack for the rest of his life.
A loyal friend. When Lewis was in the army, he and his roommate promised each other that if one of them died, the other would take care of the deceased’s family. When Lewis’s roommate was killed, Lewis kept his promise, looking after and living with the man’s mother, Jane Moore, for the rest of her life. Lewis called Moore “mother” the entire time they lived together, but some people speculate that they may have been lovers.