Heartwarming / The Great Divorce

  • A young man is undecided about staying, regretfully aware that the lizard on his shoulder (which represents his uncontrollable lust) is entirely unsuitable for the present company but unable to give it up. When he finally accepts an angel's offer to kill it for him — and the angel is unable to do this without permission — not only is the man himself transformed, but the dead lizard immediately reincarnates as a mighty stallion, and the pair are off to Heaven. Even the Deadly Sin of Lust is based on a desire which human beings ought to have, needing only to be surrendered and reborn as what it should have been.