Journey The Wardrobe Of Parallels

1054 WordsApr 14, 20165 Pages
Journey the Wardrobe of Parallels The “Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” is a fantasy novel written by C. S. Lewis. The fairytale is set in a magical world with no limits to the imagination. Endangered by World War II, four siblings named Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy where sent by their mom to live with Professor Kirke in a big house in the countryside of London. In the house there are many rooms and many doors. While playing hide-in-seek, the youngest child, Lucy discovers a wardrobe that is a gateway that leads to another world called Narnia. Throughout the story there are significant portrayals of Christianity and spiritual symbolism in this inspirational literary masterpiece. The fairytale The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe reveal characters and events that have symbolic similarities that are connected to the events described in the Bible. According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition of symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities: it’s a style using symbolic images and indirect suggestion to express mystical ideas, emotions, and states of mind. A symbol is an ordinary object, event, person, or animal to which we have attached meaning and significance. For instance, the wardrobe is to symbolize the magical world of Narnia. However, nothing in and of the wardrobe independently represents the magical world of Narnia; the meaning is attributed to the wardrobe symbolically. Symbolism plays an important role by being
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