master's thesis
Ungit's Character, Role, and Meaninig in C. S. Lewis's Christian Framework of Till We Have Faces

Petar Crnogorac (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za anglistiku
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TitleUngit's Character, Role, and Meaninig in C. S. Lewis's Christian Framework of Till We Have Faces
AuthorPetar Crnogorac
Mentor(s)Marko Lukić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
In his last novel Till We Have Faces, Lewis adapts the myth of Cupid and Psyche, telling the story through the perspective of Psyche’s sister Orual. Ungit (Afrodite), serving as a pagan deity in this Christian novel, shows to be a lot more than a mere adversary of the Christian God. Through direct text analysis, through comparison to other Lewis’s works, and with the help of other authors dealing with this topic, this thesis attempts to define Ungit as a metaphor for not just one Christian entity, but several. Lewis’s Christian views serve as a theoretical framework, and Ungit’s meaning is being searched within them. The first part of the thesis describes Ungit as jealous, possessive, and devouring; she also hides her face which is a divine characteristic in this novel, and she also provides a sense of protection and comfort to her subjects. In the second part, Ungit’s son the god of the Mountain is being compared to Aslan from The Chronicles of Narnia, proving to be a metaphor for the Christian God. In the third part of the paper Ungit’s characteristics and her relationship to her Son are used in discovering which Christian entities she embodies. Ungit is shown to be an image of the Christian God because she points to awe and mystery as crucial elements in approaching God. Also, Ungit is shown to stand as a metaphor for Satan as she is something that humanity must run away from. Finally, Ungit stands as a metaphor for the fallen human nature, symbolizing something within a human being that must be cast away.
Parallel title (Croatian)Karakter, uloga, i značenje Ungit u C. S. Lewisovom kršćanskom okviru unutar “Till We Have Faces”
Committee MembersRajko Petković (committee chairperson)
Marko Lukić (committee member)
Tomislav Kuzmanović (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za anglistiku
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teaching, Research
Study specializationTeaching
Academic title abbreviationmag. educ. philol. angl.
Genremaster's thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-09-28
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
C. S. Lewis u svom posljednjem romanu “Till We Have Faces” prerađuje mit o Psihi i Kupidu iz perspektive Psihine sestre. Ungit (Afrodita), služeći kao pogansko božanstvo u ovom kršćanskom romanu, pokazuje da je mnogo više od pukog suparnika kršćanskog Boga. Kroz direktnu analizu teksta, usporedbe sa ostalim Lewisovim djelima, te uz pomoć drugih autora koji se bave Lewisom, ovaj rad pokušava prikazati Ungit kao metaforu ne samo za jedan kršćanski entitet, već više njih. Teorijski okvir su Lewisovi kršćanski pogledi sadržani kroz njegova djela, i unutar njegove teologije se traži Ungitina uloga. Prvi dio rada pokazuje Ungit kao ljubomornu, posesivnu i proždirajuću; ona također krije svoje lice što je i božanska karakeristika u ovom djelu, te nudi sigurnost i utjehu svojim podanicima. U drugom djelu rada se Ungitin sin “the god of the Mountain” uspoređuje sa Aslanom iz Lewisovog djela “Kronike iz Narnije” što pokazuje da je on metafora za kršćanskog Boga. U trećem dijelu rada se povezuju Ungitine karakteristike sa njenim odnosom sa njenim Sinom da bi se otkrilo koji sve kršćanski entiteti stoje iza nje. Osvrćući se prije svega na Whitmer, te na Lewisovo “Kršćanstvo”, Ungit se pokazuje kao slika kršćanskog Boga jer upućuje na strahopoštovanje i misterioznost kao nezaobilazne elemente u pristupu Bogu. Također, Ungit se pokazuje kao metafora za Sotonu jer se opisuje kao entitet od kojeg čovječanstvo mora bježati. I konačno, Ungit stoji i kao metafora za palu ljudsku prirodu simbolizirajući nešto u čovjeku što se mora odbaciti da bi se približilo Bogu.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Ungit God Satan human nature Ungit Bog Sotona ljudska priroda
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:756179
CommitterGorica Lovrić