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The Lion And The Wardrobe Narnia Analysis

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C.S. Lewis often includes various religious allegories in many of novels but especially in The Chronicles of Narnia series. Throughout The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe we see many situations in which Aslan is representative of Jesus Christ. From the other characters’ descriptions of him, to the Pevensie children’s first encounter with him, to his torture, death and resurrection, Aslan is clearly meant to serve as the Jesus Christ of an alternate universe. He is the one who saves Narnia from the cold tyranny of Jadis and brings together the Pevensie children as the new kings and queens of Narnia. We first understand Aslan’s significance to the world of Narnia before we even meet him. Mr. Beaver describes him as, “the King of the wood and…show more content…
Lewis describes their first meeting with Aslan as, “they just caught a glimpse of the golden mane and the great, royal, solemn, overwhelming eyes; and then they found they couldn’t look at him and went all trembly” (Lewis 140). All four children were petrified to look at, let alone speak to Aslan. This hesitance to communicate was not out of fear but of adoration, much like when people first encountered Jesus. Those who believed in him could see the majesty and power he possessed even in his human form. The Pevensie children eventually overcome their uneasiness and come to see Aslan as the savior of both Narnia and…show more content…
Lewis is able to use the emotions of the readers to help maintain the façade that Aslan is gone forever. Lucy and Susan make every effort to remove the bondages from his body and comfort his “lifeless” body (Lewis 172-173). His resurrection is marked by a bright light, birds, a broken stone table, and no Aslan to be found (Lewis 176-177). A glance at the story of Jesus’s resurrection and one will notice the similarities between the bright light, broken stone, and lack of a body. Aslan has returned more powerful than before defeats Jadis and her army in battle. Without him, it is very likely that Jadis would have won the battle. Christians will argue that without the resurrection of Jesus, we would have been defeated by Lucifer and his
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