Symbolism In The Chronicles Of Narnia

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In the series, The Chronicles of Narnia, written by a Christian author named C.S. Lewis, wrote the series as fun entertainment for young folks. C.S. Lewis actually grew up as an atheist, but later became the most popular convert to Christianity in the twentieth century. He was converted to Christianity at the age of thirty-three and from there on out he devoted his life to promote and write about Christianity (Byfield). In The Chronicles of Narnia, there are several symbols and references to the Bible. It is written from a Christian perspective, and made Christianity known to all who was reading it. The series was also popular because even if you believe in a different religion, it was open to interpretation and is a series that is just as appealing to other groups of different faith as well. Narnia itself has symbolism written all over it, but it is up to the reader to find it and really understand the meaning of everything that happens and how it relates to the Christian faith (McGrath). C.S. Lewis in a way, re-told the life of Jesus Christ, and all the tragic events that happened to him in a fun, creative way that appeal to the younger audience and maybe gave them a better picture of what Jesus went through. Lewis wrote books that he wish he would have read as a child (McGrath). A good mix of a creative imagination and a…show more content…
The reference of the light and water refers “to the light that Jesus Christ brings to men and the water refers to the power of the Holy Spirit that fills us when we put our faith and trust in God through Jesus Christ” (Williams). In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, there are several images concerning the theme of overcoming temptation, such as the scene of Aslan’s banquet table. Aslan is just an overall major character in the Chronicles of Narnia, but his role in portraying Jesus Christ’s life was even more
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