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Thesis (open access)
Dr. Hemchand Gossai
This thesis explores the evidence of sexism in the literary works of C. S. Lewis. Lewis’s relationships with women in his personal life were often estranged, and his works frequently display a predominant view of women as inferior. Each of Lewis’s major fictional works shows evidence of sexism, though such evidence lessens in frequency and prominence with each subsequent work. Lewis’s opinion and portrayal of women did change with his marriage to Joy Davidman Gresham, though his fiction never achieved a complete lack of prejudice against women.
Burrus, Alicia D., "Gender Differentiation and Gender Hierarchy in C. S. Lewis" (2014). Honors College Theses. 14.