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The Screwtape Letters is a book that is about two demons Screwtape and Wormwood talking back and forth through letters trying to secure the demise of their human patients What is off about the word patient that it makes it sound like something is wrong with the humans Screwtape generally characterizes humanity as being dimwitted He makes them seem like they are easily manipulated by emotions He wants them to be concerned with what they do our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them Letter 6 Keeping humans on the edge of their seats anxious about what is going to happen to them is one way to control them This is one reason that Screwtape says that humans are easily manipulated by their emotions because we are Humans can have their whole life turned upside down in no time by the slightest emotion Being able to have control over someones emotions is having control over their life This is also why Screwtape generally characterizes humanity as being dimwitted Prosperity knits a man to the World He feels that he is finding his place in it while really it is finding its place for him Letter 28 This idea that you are finding your place in the world but not is a great way to control a human If you can make them think that they are on the right track and switching it on them can really confuse them and leave them in a state of worthlessness making them not want to try to go on The more often he feels without acting the less he will be able ever to act and in the long run the less he be able to feel Letter 13 Not acting upon feelings can lead to regret that can eventually turn into depression because living on the past can do that Regret is one of the worst emotions So many different emotions can
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