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Dawn Treader Turning Point

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Introduction
One major turning point in the novel The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis is when Aslan sends Edmund, Lucy, and Eustance back to their world. He tells them, “But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name” (247). It is here that we come to see Aslan is a representation of Jesus Christ. The elements of character, setting, descriptions, plot, and symbols all contribute to this major revelation found on pages 245-247. Characters
These final pages of the novel introduce a new character, which is the lamb. “But between them and the foot of the sky there was something so white on the green grass that even with their eagles’ eyes they could hardly look at it. They came on and saw that it was a Lamb” (245).
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“But as they went on they got the strangest impression that here at last the sky did really come down and join the earth – a blue wall, very bright, but real and solid: more glass than anything else. And soon they were quite sure of it. It was very near now” (245). When they reach this place, although they do not know what it is, they can feel it in themselves right as they reach the edge of Aslan’s country. Descriptions
The descriptions used to describe the feelings of the children contribute to the turning point. “They never felt tired. The water was warm and all the time it got shallower” (245). Even as the children wade towards the foot of the grass, they never feel a sense of fatigue come over them. This can be depicted as the one feeling no pain the closer they get to Heaven. As Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace approach the green grass, their touch can only sense the warm water around them but no discomfort whatsoever.
As the children meet the lamb, it offers them breakfast. “They sat down and ate the fish, hungry now for the first time for many days. And it was the most delicious food they had ever tasted” (246). This exemplifies that while in Heaven, although they are not quite there but very close, even something as simple as fish can taste like the most wonderful thing in the world once you are
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