Narnia Essay

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, is a novel by C. S. Lewis. First published in 1950 in Great Britain. HarperCollins Children’s Books first published this edition in 2001.
The themes of the text are fairytales, good vs. evil, betrayal, guilt, courage, family, and exploration.
The novel is about four children whose names are Lucy, Edmund. Susan and Peter. They went to live with a professor during the air raids. The children are exploring the professor’s big house, when Lucy steps into a large empty room, with one big wardrobe. Lucy walks into the wardrobe, expecting to bump into the backside, but instead she feels something cold and prickly on her hands. Suddenly she finds herself in the middle
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Edmund doesn’t want Peter to take care of him. His thinks he can do it him self. He is the middle child, so perhaps he doesn’t get as much attention as Lucy for example. Edmund always teases and is mean to Lucy. He misses his father, much more than the other does perhaps. He is very negative and greedy, and when the White Witch offers him Turkish delight, he doesn’t really think about the others, just himself. Susan is the elder sister. She has a little of the mother figure. Susan and Peter are the ones taking care of the younger siblings. Peter is the oldest. He is the brave one. He takes care of the others. He also tries to raise his younger sibling and especially Edmund does not like this.

Mr. Tumnus is a faun, and in the beginning he admits to Lucy that he has been taking service after the White Witch. He was supposed to kidnap Lucy, but he lets her go home thought the wardrobe. Mr. Tumnus is a good person, but when he betrays The White Witch he get turned into stone.
Mr. and Mrs. Beaver takes the children home and tells them about the White Witch, and Aslan’s return. The Beavers help lead the children to Aslan’s camp safely.
Aslan is “the great Lion”. Aslan is the true king of Narnia. He sacrifices himself for Edmund. He dies on the stone table, killed by the White Witch. But knowing about the deeper magic, he comes back to life.

There is an introduction of the novel. C.S. Lewis tells what will happen in the novel.
In the end Lucy, Edmund,
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