Essay on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

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In C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lewis emphasizes the three points of philosophy, themes, and symbolism throughout his writing. Lewis was a strong Christian man, and wanted to make children see and understand all the stories of the Bible. Therefore, he put Christian elements through his books, but with fantasy characters as well. Especially in this story, Lewis conveys the differences between good and evil. Aslan is represented as Christ just as the White Witch represents the sense of evil. Lewis wrote several books in this Narnia series, but The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe became the most famous and recognized of his novels. C.S. Lewis became one of the most prominent Christian writers in contemporary…show more content…
In chapter 14, there is a descriptive explanation of some of the creatures that existed in Narnia: “A great crown of people were standing all-round the Stone Table and though the moon was shining, many of them carried torches which burned with evil-looking red flames and black smoke” (Lewis 151). There were also ogres with huge teeth, wolves, and bull-headed men along with evil trees, and poisonous plants. Some creatures could be described in length for the sake of the readers (Lewis 151). Later on, one child’s disloyalty to his siblings becomes a huge problem. Aslan decides to risk his own life for the boy. All in all, good overthrows evil, and the children become kings and queens of Narnia in the end (Langford). Aslan proclaims: “Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen. Bear it well, Sons of Adam! Bear it well, Daughters of Eve!” (Lewis 182). The point for Lewis to write these books was as an effort to tell children the Christian stories. He makes examples in chronological order starting with the beginning of time, moves to the death and life of Christ, and finally the end of the world. For most people in this time, when they heard about God or Christianity, they did not want to listen. Instead of giving children ordinary Bible stories, he wrote adventures. He wanted them to learn and believe, as he did, that Christianity would always be there. He filled the books with fictional animals, and
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