Screwtape Letter Analysis

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Beethoven once said, “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and sensual life.” C.S. Lewis, in his epistolary novel, uses negative tone and the condescending language of the demon Screwtape to convey the point of view of the devil. In The Screwtape Letters, Screwtape is writing to his nephew Wormwood about manipulating a patient or human. Wormwood is faced with challenges that Screwtape provides solutions to and the readers must take this information and analyze from the opposite perspective. Lewis uses his own interpretation of a demon to teach the readers how to live a Christian life. Tone, diction, and syntax are tools used to create effect and meaning in this passage. Screwtape’s tone when he speaks of music and silence is very