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The Screwtape Letters is a Christian apologetic novel written by C. It is written in a satirical , epistolary style and has been classified as a work of both fiction in technicality and non-fiction in essence.
First published in February ,  the story takes the form of a series of letters from a senior Demon Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood, a Junior Tempter.
The uncle's mentorship pertains to the nephew's responsibility for securing the damnation of a British man known only as "the Patient". In The Screwtape Letters , C. Lewis provides a series of lessons in the importance of taking a deliberate role in Christian faith, by portraying a typical human life, with all its temptations and failings, seen from devils' viewpoints.
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Here, Screwtape holds an administrative post in the bureaucracy "Lowerarchy" of Hell, and acts as a mentor to Wormwood, the inexperienced and incompetent tempter. In the thirty-one letters which comprise the book, Screwtape gives Wormwood detailed advice on various methods of undermining faith and promoting sin in the Patient, interspersed with observations on human nature and Christian doctrine.
In Screwtape's advice, individual benefit and greed are seen as the greatest good, and neither demon is capable of comprehending God's love for man or acknowledging human virtue. Versions of the letters were originally published weekly in the Anglican periodical The Guardian between May and November ,   and the standard edition contains an introduction explaining how the author chose to write his story. Lewis wrote the sequel Screwtape Proposes a Toast in , a critique of certain trends in public education state schooling.
An omnibus edition with a new preface by Lewis was published by Bles in and MacMillan in The Screwtape Letters is one of Lewis' most popular works, although he claimed that it was "not fun" to write, and "resolved never to write another 'Letter'. After the second letter, the Patient converts to Christianity , and Wormwood is chastised for allowing this.
A striking contrast is formed between Wormwood and Screwtape during the rest of the book, wherein Wormwood is depicted through Screwtape's letters as anxious to tempt his patient into extravagantly wicked and deplorable sins, and often reckless, while Screwtape takes a more subtle stance, as in Letter XII wherein he remarks: With this end in mind, Screwtape urges Wormwood in Letter VI to promote passivity and irresponsibility in the Patient: With his own views on theology , Lewis herein describes sex , love , pride , gluttony , and war.
Lewis, an Oxford and Cambridge scholar himself, suggests in his work that even intellectuals are not impervious to the influence of such demons, especially during placated acceptance of the " Historical Point of View " Letter XXVII. In Letter XXII, after several attempts to find a licentious woman for the Patient, and after Screwtape's receiving a painful punishment for having divulged to Wormwood God's genuine love for humanity, Screwtape notes that the Patient has fallen in love with a Christian girl.
Toward the end of this letter, Screwtape becomes a large centipede, mimicking a similar transformation in Book X of Paradise Lost , wherein the demons are changed into snakes. Late in the correspondence, it is revealed that the young man is placed in harm's way by his military duties. While Wormwood is delighted at this, Screwtape admonishes Wormwood to keep the Patient safe, in hope that they can compromise his faith over a long lifetime.
In the last letter, the Patient has been killed during an air raid World War II having broken out between the fourth and fifth letters , and has gone to Heaven , and that Wormwood is to suffer the consumption of his spiritual essence by the other demons, especially by Screwtape himself. Screwtape responds to Wormwood's final letter that he may expect as little assistance as Screwtape would expect from Wormwood were their situations reversed "My love for you and your love for me are as alike as two peas The only difference is that I am the stronger.
The short sequel essay Screwtape Proposes a Toast , first published in , is an addendum to The Screwtape Letters ; the two works are often published together as one book.
It takes the form of an after-dinner speech given by Screwtape at the Tempters' Training College for young demons. It first appeared as an article in the Saturday Evening Post. Screwtape Proposes a Toast is Lewis's criticism of levelling and featherbedding trends in public education ; more specifically, as he reveals in the foreword to the American edition, public education in America though in the text, it is English education that is held up as the purportedly awful example.
The Cold War opposition between the West and the Communist World is explicitly discussed as a backdrop to the educational issues. Screwtape and other demons are portrayed as consciously using the subversion of education and intellectual thought in the West to bring about its overthrow by the communist enemy from without and within.
Original Preface To The Screwtape Letters
In this sense Screwtape Proposes a Toast is more strongly political than The Screwtape Letters where no strong stand is made on political issues of the day, i. Marvel Comics and religious book publisher Thomas Nelson produced a comic book adaptation of The Screwtape Letters in The Screwtape Letters is a planned film based on the novel.
Fox partnered with Walden Media to make this film just as they were doing with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Walden originally intended to release the film in ,  however the current release date was set for Ralph Winter , the producer, credited the success of the Chronicles of Narnia film series for the greenlighting of The Screwtape Letters.
The stage play Dear Wormwood later renamed Screwtape , written by James Forsyth, was published in The setting is changed to wartime London, where we actually see Wormwood going about the business of tempting his "patient" in the play, given the name "Michael Green".
The ending is changed as well, with Wormwood trying to repent and beg for forgiveness, when it appears that his mission has failed.
In Lawton's adaptation, each of Screwtape's letters is punctuated by varied dances including tap , latin ballroom , jazz , martial arts , and rock — and whips and fire-eating. Screwtape performs these dances with his secretary, Toadpipe. The initial three-week run was extended to eleven and finally closed because the theater was contractually obligated to another production. A second, expanded production opened off Broadway at the Theatre at St. Clements on 18 October , originally scheduled to run through 6 January The Screwtape Letters has been described as "Humorous and lively One hell of good show!
It was directed by Scott Ryan and the play ran the last 3 weekends in September. Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, a project of Focus on the Family , was granted the rights to dramatize "The Screwtape Letters" as a feature length audio drama.