The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a book filled with many mysteries and leaves readers wondering about Narnia, Aslan, and the magic that goes on. The title of the novel perfectly matches the mysterious tone. People who first read or see the title may wonder what it means or how the lion, the witch and the wardrobe are all connected. It pulls in people who like complex books that do not give you all the inside information of the story or characters. From first reading the title of this book to finishing the last page, the title had changed its meaning significantly. The reader will wonder what the title is meaning when they are first getting into the book, but after reading about the lion, the Witch, and the wardrobe, the reader
The song “March to the Witch’s Castle” is about the return of soldiers from Vietnam. This war was not unique in the resulting casualties; the resulting total death count was over 2 million, with about 282 thousand of these being allied deaths. In addition, the Vietnam war returned many veterans who were traumatized, injured and ill. 150 thousand came home with severe injuries or amputations, and 21 thousand were injured to the point that they were unable to work for the rest of their lives. In another study done by the Veteran’s Association, roughly 30% of the surveyed participants had some form of PTSD. Finally, a largely disproportionate amount of these deaths and veterans were African American, due to the reduced draft requirements. These people were largely from poorer areas, and could not seek help when returning from the war.
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.
Lucy, the main character in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", was trying to prove to her siblings that she was speaking the truth while Tris, the main character in the novel "Divergent", did the opposite. Tris’ goal was to keep her secret from everyone to save her life and the lives of a few of her friends. Buck, an intrepid and mighty sled dog, was also working to persevere without being killed by his absurd owners or other rabid dogs. However, they were all either fighting for their lives or seeking acceptance from their loved ones.
C.W Lewis has written numerous amount of novels for children . At a very young age , C.W Lewis seen that he had a unusual but creative vision . In C.W novels he would speak about children going away and living in different homes . When C.W Lewis was a child himself , he was living in different homes so he related that in his books. In C.W Lewis books, he would have multiple characters in his book . People would doubting him about his book because that multiple characters should not be in a book. Over time C.W Lewis became more advance in his writing . Each book that C.W Lewis , He would combine betrayal, compassion and forgiveness ,and guilt and blame.
The Chronicles of Narnia are veritably the most popular writings of C.S. Lewis. They are known as children’s fantasy literature, and have found favor in older students and adults alike, even many Christian theologians enjoy these stories from Lewis; for there are many spiritual truths that one can gleam from them, if familiar with the Bible. However, having said this, it is noteworthy to say that Lewis did not scribe these Chronicles for allegorical didactics of the Christian faith, but wrote them in such a well-knit fashion that young readers might understand Christian doctrine through captivating fantasy and thus gain an appreciation for it. With this in mind, and in the interest of this assignment, the purpose of this paper is an
A Rant: Don’t succumb to the Objective Chains of Allegory in C.S. Lewis’ Fantasy Literature Novel: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Just like Lucy is able to go through transformations, so it the realm as a whole, especially when Aslan is mentioned. If you are able to see references well, then you may be able to see that The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe can be a fantasy adaptation of the Bible. Aslan is a parallel to God, The Witch is a parallel to SIn, the Stone table cracking is a parallel to the boulder moving from in front of the tomb on the third day, excreta. Aslan is seen as a saving grace when everyone believes that winter will always be upon them, the mighty lion is the one who can lift their spirits and give the people hope again. Aslan is a figure of hope, but to some he is also a myth, a myth that people tell tales and sing songs about.
All books are different - different plots, different characters, and especially different endings. Most books also follow the same pattern: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and finally, resolution. However, the most important parts of an interesting book are its conflict, climax, and resolution. In the Call of the Wild, Jack London proves that he is a master of traditional plot structure.
It was March 11, 1692; Abigail Smith woke up with the sun shining on her face. She went to take a shower. Abigail was greeted by her adopted parents Savannah and Giles Smith. Savannah is a stay at home wife. Giles is a popular Doctor. “Abigail, aren’t you looking wonderful this morning?” Savannah said. Abigail never really thought she was pretty; she was tall, had green eyes and was darker than her parents. Abigail lives in Salem, Massachusetts. It is a town where there is little to no commotion. “Sweetie can you go to the market and get some fresh apples?” Savannah said “Yes mother,” Abigail responded.
The climax of The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe By C.S Lewis is Alsans resurrection. Initially, the White Witch seems to be winning the war when she kills Aslan when she said “Understand that you have given me Narnia forever, you have lost your own life and you have not saved his. In that knowledge, despair and die.” (Lewis 170). After Aslan resurrects and defeats death there is no turning back because the White Witch has no way of defeating Aslan for there is a deeper magic the witch does not know about. For Aslan says, “That though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know” ( Lewis 178). For many may think that the climax of the book is Aslan's death but that in fact is wrong. For the definition of the climax is the point of no return which means the climax should give away how the book is going to end, but the
The Betrayal in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and “The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first of several novels in the C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. These books tell stories of another universe that is called Narnia. Here there are many unearthly things from talking animals and evil witches. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the story of four young siblings who discover this new world by entering a wardrobe. Little did they know, they were destined to become the new royalty of Narnia but only after going through many battles. In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis analyzes the character Lucy, the theme of good versus evil, and the parallels of Narnia to other literature and Lewis’s life.
What comes to mind when someone says, "witches"? Most likely a picture of the Wicked Witch of the West, or Elizabeth Montgomery’s portrayal of Samantha from the sitcom Bewitched. Sometimes it’s someone evil and scary hunched over a black bubbling cauldron. Today’s modern witches are known as Wiccans who follow the nature-based religion, that have different branches and denomination. There has been some controversy about when Wicca had started, if it was formed back before pre-Christian ideas or if it was formed just a few decades ago. A man named Gerald B. Gardner had started the Wiccan Movement, along with Margret Murray, with the collaboration from both that is when the modern form of Wicca was born. Wiccans follow a dualistic idea of there being a Goddess and the Horned God. There are others who are polytheists believing in different gods from other pagan religions. The basis of the religion is the Three-Fold Law, which states that whatever you put out into the universe it will return to you three times good or bad; it can also be seen as karma in ones’ lifetime. “An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will" this means that you can do whatever it is that you want if it doesn’t cause any harm to anyone or thing. Wicca is more of a personal religion, there are different things that are believed in by covens and circles, groups of witches, or by those known as solidarity witches who practice by themselves.
It fits very well with the story. Those are three things that make a big impact in a book. The witch is the villain, the lion is the savior and the wardrobe is what brings the kids to the land of Narnia.