Religious Symbolism In The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

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David Garib
English II Honors
March 24, 2016
Religious Symbolism in ?The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe? The act of resurrecting from the dead, breathing life in those that were recently trapped in the eternal imprisonment of death, and expressing redemptive love through giving up one?s life to save another are only some of the similarities that are present between characters in ?The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe? and religious figures such as Jesus Christ, the Son of Man. In the book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, written by C.S. Lewis, four kids - Lucy, Edmund, Peter, and Susan ? enter into a magical wardrobe and find themselves in a new world, the Land of Narnia. The four children, with the help of Aslan, suppress the power of the Witch and restore Narnia?s former state of …show more content…

The effects that arose after the Resurrection of both Aslan and Jesus were similar. After the resurrection of Aslan, Susan and Lucy realized that ?The Stone Table was broken into two pieces by a great crack that ran down it from end to end; and there was no Aslan? (Lewis 161). The cracking and breaking into two of the Stone Table symbolize the breaking away from old traditions and beliefs into new beliefs, traditions, and practices created through the resurrection of Aslan (Mclntosh, C.S. Lewis; Religious Aspects). This same effect occurred after the Resurrection of Jesus, ??And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom...? (Catholic Youth Bible, Mt. 27:50). As stated by Jesus, ?I can destroy the Temple and rebuild it in three days?. This quote pertains to the Kingdom of God that Jesus? Resurrection will bring and create so that all people can enjoy and live in peace, love, justice, and unity. But before the new Kingdom of God is established, the old beliefs and practices have to be eliminated as

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