Out of the Silent Planet


C. S. Lewis

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Out of the Silent Planet Symbols

The Heavens

Over the course of the novel, Lewis’s protagonist Dr. Elwin Ransom encounters many new things on his journey to Malacandra (Mars) that complicate the way he approaches the unfamiliar and the unknown. Through his changing…

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The Hnakra

The hnakra, a shark-like creature that lives in one of the lakes on Malacandra (Mars), first seems to represent all of the terrible things that Dr. Ransom expects from the lifeforms on this alien planet…

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