Introduction : How 've He Do That?

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Introduction: How’d He Do That? Mastering literature is an art that can only be perfected with lots of practice and understanding memory, symbol, and pattern; this only enhances the reading and provokes the reader to analyze the text in a more productive way. Once you become a more avid reader you will be privileged to make comparisons, connections, and your own conclusion from the literary work you’re reading with certain aspects of many different literary works you’ve read along the way. Not only does this bring depth into the work for your better understanding of the “big idea” but also makes it a more enjoyable read. “Whenever I read a new work, I spin the mental Rolodex looking for correspondences and corollaries—where have I seen his…show more content…
This was my perspective on the book the back when I didn’t know any better but as I grew as a reader I realized that Aslan is an apt symbol of Jesus Christ himself. All the evidence pointed towards him as a clear match. This interpretation doesn’t necessarily apply to the religious kind but it does help to have some religious literacy. Once you realize that Aslan is the abstract symbol of Jesus Christ you can perceive him as a leader, magnificent, holy, highly admired and loved by many. As expected, in the book Aslan is killed on the Stone Table (think back to Jesus Christ’s death on the crucifix) by the White Witch who is the epitome of evil (think back to the people who sent Jesus Christ to his crucifixion). Utilizing memory, symbol, and pattern in this reading made the book more enjoyable and relatable. Without a doubt I appreciated every little thing that occurred with Aslan after this realization, in the rest of the series. Chapter 1 -- Every Trip Is a Quest (Except When It’s Not) The five aspects of the Quest are: (a) a quester, (b) a place to go, (c) a stated reason to go there, (d) challenges and trials en route, and (e) a real reason to go there. “The real reason for a quest is always self-knowledge.” (Foster pg. 3) Essentially this is a formula that many great writers utilize in their books to
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