This study guide is designed to help students comprehend and analyze the novel by the same name. It is divided into three parts: basic comprehension questions, discussion questions that invlove more critical thinking, and extended activities and research suggestions. The answers for the questions are included.
On a hiking trip into the English countryside, a philology professor from Cambridge, named Ransom, runs to the defense of a boy and is drugged and kidnapped instead. He is taken to the planet of Malacandra by two men with ulterior motives, intent on using the professor as a human sacrifice. Ransom manages to escape and settles into the village of a new friend, learning the culture and language. His curiosity draws him into a series of adventures that culminate in meeting the planet’s ruler who reveals cosmic truths, sends Ransom back to earth, and charges him with a mission of epic proportions. The professor naturally questions the reality of his experiences until someone sends him a query about an unusual word – something Ransom had encountered on his escapade.
Loaded with Christian symbolism, the story is not a true allegory in which every element has meaning, but it does closely parallel the supernatural world of angels and demons, and the battle between Satan and Christ. Lewis also uses the fantastic tale to expose the dangers of Social Darwinism, epitomized in Westin’s speech to the planet’s ruler defending evolutionary principles.
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Out of the Silent Planet Progeny Study Guide - CD-ROM (PDF Version)
Publisher: Progeny Press
Format: Multimedia CD-ROM
Author: Andrew Clausen
Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Topic: Literature, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Study Guides