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Matheson's version in Dreams

Thus, the ghost with the hateful lizard only becomes a Solid Person when he allows the lizard to be killed (Lewis 104-105).

In Divorce, it becomes clear in the discussion between the Big Man Ghost and Len that success in Heaven requires giving up entirely the person you were on Earth (Lewis 24-29). The Big Man complains that he should not have to share the after-life with Len, a murderer. But although Len tries to explain to him that letting go is how one moves forward, the Big Man's sense of power and self-worth in life came from being "better" than Len and his other employees. He cannot now accept that they will all be equal in the after-life and he "was almost happy now" that he could prove his superiority by refusing to live in an after-life as an equal with Len (Lewis 29).

Similarly, the Bishop will not accept a Heaven in which he actually receives answers for his intellectual inquiries (Lewis 38). His pride in life was his intellectualism ...

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