Out of the silent planet

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Out of the silent planet

Out of the silent planet by C.S Lewis is a novel that denotes the difference between the social system on planet earth and the planet Malacandra. In Malacandra the groups live in harmony with each other and complement each other. On earth the social system is brute and evil. The novel is a science fiction that covers Dr. Ransoms (major character) adventures and encounters on a planet that is entirely different than earth. How Ransoms lands into this planet is merely by accident after being kidnapped by two evil men (Devine and Weston) and transported to the planet Malacandra (Mars) by spacecraft.  Out of the silent planet.

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The Utopian planet of Malacandra is expression of the author’s desire for the ideal society that he would wish the world to look like. The author tries to oppose the greed and imperialism that had engulfed the society. Malacandra is a good representation of his dream society.

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