Focuses on the theme of community versus isolation. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self Reliance” is used as a key to understanding Lawrence Wentworth’s increasing withdrawal from reality and “the city” of his fellow human beings, in contrast with the workings of coinherence personified in the interactions of other characters.
Browning, Lydia R.
"Charles Williams's Anti-Modernist Descent Into Hell,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 31
, Article 5.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol31/iss1/5