Ch 3: The Screwtape Letters Chapter Summaries

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The Screwtape Letters Chapter 1: Summary & Quotes

1. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 1: Summary & Quotes

In Letter One of ''The Screwtape Letters'' by C.S. Lewis, we are introduced to Screwtape, an experienced tempter, who is mentoring his young nephew, Wormwood, on the best ways to secure his patient's place in Hell.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 2: Summary & Quotes

2. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 2: Summary & Quotes

In chapter two of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Wormwood has failed at keeping his patient from becoming a Christian. Screwtape's disappointment is unmistakable, but hope still lingers.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 3: Summary & Quotes

3. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 3: Summary & Quotes

In the third letter of ''The Screwtape Letters'' by C.S. Lewis, Uncle Screwtape is delighted to hear about the tense and dysfunctional relationship between Wormwood's patient and his mother.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 4: Summary & Quotes

4. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 4: Summary & Quotes

In the fourth letter of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Uncle Screwtape is offended by his nephew's suggestion that missteps with his client are a result of bad advice rather than his own poor implementation of it. In this lesson, Screwtape sets Wormwood straight.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 5: Summary & Quotes

5. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 5: Summary & Quotes

In chapter five of the C.S. Lewis novel, 'The Screwtape Letters', Wormwood is overenthusiastic about the war in Europe. Will a war hurt or help his cause?

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 6: Summary & Quotes

6. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 6: Summary & Quotes

In chapter six of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Screwtape teaches his nephew, Wormwood, to keep his patient worried and anxious to create a barrier between the Enemy and the patient.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 7: Summary & Quotes

7. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 7: Summary & Quotes

In chapter seven of the C.S. Lewis novel, The Screwtape Letters, Uncle Screwtape discusses whether being a pacifist or a patriot will be a better choice for the patient during the war in Europe.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 8: Summary & Quotes

8. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 8: Summary & Quotes

In chapter eight of the C.S. Lewis novel, 'The Screwtape Letters', Screwtape teaches his nephew, Wormwood, about the peaks and valleys of the of the human religious experience.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 9: Summary & Quotes

9. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 9: Summary & Quotes

As promised in the previous letter, Screwtape's ninth letter to his nephew in 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, shows Wormwood how to exploit his patient's low point in his faith.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 10: Summary & Quotes

10. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 10: Summary & Quotes

In chapter ten of The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, Wormwood's patient has some new friends that are just the sort of people to help his cause. Read on to find Screwtape's advice for making the most of this opportunity.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 11: Summary & Quotes

11. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 11: Summary & Quotes

In chapter eleven of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Screwtape tells Wormwood about the different types of laughter among humans. Some causes of laughter will help their cause, while some benefit the Enemy.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 12: Summary & Quotes

12. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 12: Summary & Quotes

In the twelfth chapter of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Uncle Screwtape is thrilled with the progress Wormwood is making in edging his patient away from the Enemy.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 13: Summary & Quotes

13. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 13: Summary & Quotes

In chapter thirteen of ''The Screwtape Letters'', Wormwood has messed up again! This lesson will take us through the recovery plan when a patient returns to the Enemy camp.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 14: Summary & Quotes

14. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 14: Summary & Quotes

In Chapter 14 of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Wormwood's patient is moving in the wrong direction. Is there any hope for Wormwood to turn this around?

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 15: Summary & Quotes

15. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 15: Summary & Quotes

In chapter fifteen of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Uncle Screwtape teaches his nephew, Wormwood, about time and its effects on the human soul.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 16: Summary & Quotes

16. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 16: Summary & Quotes

In chapter sixteen of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Uncle Screwtape teaches Wormwood about redirecting his patient's loyalty away from his church.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 17: Summary & Quotes

17. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 17: Summary & Quotes

In chapter seventeen of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Uncle Screwtape tackles the rarely discussed issue of gluttony in tempting the human soul.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 18: Summary & Quotes

18. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 18: Summary & Quotes

In chapter eighteen of 'The Screwtape Letters', Uncle Screwtape covers the most basic and boring of routines with his nephew, Wormwood. This lesson is an overview of sexual temptation.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 19: Summary & Quotes

19. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 19: Summary & Quotes

In chapter nineteen of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Screwtape does a bit of back-pedaling. Did he cross the line in some of his previous letters?

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 20: Summary & Quotes

20. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 20: Summary & Quotes

In chapter twenty of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Screwtape continues his lesson on sexuality and marriage. We will learn how unrealistic expectations are used to entice Man.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 21: Summary & Quotes

21. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 21: Summary & Quotes

In chapter twenty-one of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Uncle Screwtape teaches his nephew Wormwood about the sense of ownership of not only things, but time that human beings inherently have.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 22: Summary & Quotes

22. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 22: Summary & Quotes

In chapter twenty-two of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Screwtape has received word that patient has fallen in love, and he could not have picked a worse type of woman!

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 23: Summary & Quotes

23. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 23: Summary & Quotes

In chapter twenty-three of the C.S. Lewis novel, 'The Screwtape Letters', Screwtape suggests that it might be time to work on the religious convictions of the patient through a political angle.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 24: Summary & Quotes

24. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 24: Summary & Quotes

In chapter twenty-four of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Screwtape finds a way to twist even the tiniest flaws to his advantage in his fight for a soul.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 25: Summary & Quotes

25. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 25: Summary & Quotes

Chapter twenty-five of 'The Screwtape Letters' covers how to take advantage of the rhythm of change and permanence which are innately wired into humans as a tool for luring the patient away from the Enemy.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 26: Summary & Quotes

26. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 26: Summary & Quotes

In chapter twenty-six of 'The Screwtape Letters', Uncle Screwtape tells the young tempter, Wormwood, about how the male and female perspectives of unselfishness can be manipulated to create division.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 27: Summary & Quotes

27. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 27: Summary & Quotes

Chapter twenty-seven of 'The Screwtape Letters' focuses on methods of attacking the prayer life of the patient while preventing him from learning from history.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 28: Summary & Quotes

28. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 28: Summary & Quotes

In chapter twenty-eight of 'The Screwtape Letters', Uncle Screwtape revises one of his original statements and explains the view of death from the spiritual perspective.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 29: Summary & Quotes

29. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 29: Summary & Quotes

In chapter twenty-nine of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, it has been confirmed that the Germans intend to invade the town where the patient lives.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 30: Summary & Quotes

30. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 30: Summary & Quotes

In chapter thirty of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Wormwood has still not managed to make any headway towards gaining the soul of his patient for the Underworld.

The Screwtape Letters Chapter 31: Summary & Quotes

31. The Screwtape Letters Chapter 31: Summary & Quotes

In chapter thirty-one of 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis, Uncle Screwtape sends the final letter to his nephew. In this lesson, we will find out whether or not Wormwood has been successful in his mission.

The Screwtape Letters Discussion Questions

32. The Screwtape Letters Discussion Questions

In this lesson, we'll look at some discussion questions for C.S. Lewis' 'The Screwtape Letters.' These questions will be organized by theme and topic, including literary devices, faith, war, and relationships.

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