Compares The Silver Chair and the allegory of the cave in Plato’s Republic, identifying eight commonalities. Asserts they have a common motif, “the spiritual quest for existential meaning where the divine and the terrestrial combine.”
Simmons, Courtney Lynn and Simmons, Joe
"The Silver Chair and Plato's Allegory of the Cave: Archetypes of Spiritual Liberation,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 17
, Article 2.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol17/iss4/2
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021