C. S. Lewis

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  • Analysis Of ' Lewis And The World Of Wonder '

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    C.S. Lewis and the World of Wonder The Story Behind The Chronicles of Narnia Raindrops splashed against the glass; but Jack stared past them, far beyond to the Green Hills. So beautiful. So unreachable. Jack was born in Ireland in 1898, before most people had cars. They had no televisions and no radios. The world was big and wonderful and mysterious. Jack 's real name was Clive Staples Lewis, but he didn 't like that name. Would you? He picked the name Jack. He made everyone call him Jack.

  • The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

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    and perhaps influenced future writers to come. C.S. Lewis’ past experiences and authors such as George MacDonald, Beatrix Potter, Greek Mythology, and the Bible have significantly influenced C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe through the use of anthropomorphisms, mythical creatures, and allegories making it one of the greatest children stories of all time.   On November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Clives Staples Lewis began his life. At the young age of ten, his mother died

  • The Lewis 's Place As A Twentieth Century Writer

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    S Lewis’s Place as a Twentieth-Century Writer During the 100 years between the year 1901 and the year 2000 C.S Lewis was not only able to inspire the Christians of his time, but he was able to cause social change by addressing the issues of his time through literature. As seen in many of his works, such as The Abolition of Man, The Problem of Pain, and, The Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis used to the influence he had over his readers to advocate for the important problems with society during the 20th

  • Magic In Fantasy Mythology

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    much explanation for the audience to understand, they can also aid the work in becoming more relatable to the reader's own reality. The incorporation of mythology could have a religious agenda as in C.S. Lewis’s The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Lewis uses magic and the fantasy genre to incorporate Christian mythology and create a text which serves as an introduction to Christianity, in a way that he believes will interest children. The inclusion of mythology in fantasy fiction also connects the

  • Annabel Beam's Life In The Movie 'Miracles From Heaven'

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    Miracles still exist in today's world and Annabel Beam’s story is a very touching and exceptional example of one as portrayed in the movie, ‘Miracles from Heaven’. Annabel had an incurable condition that was likely to lead to death but Jesus changed her life. What should have been a deadly accident cured Annabel and when she awoke she had been to Heaven and back. Jesus had spoken to her and told her that he was going to heal her, and that he did. Annabel experienced a true miracle in which her incurable

  • C.S. Lewis on Misunderstanding Fantasy Essay

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    C.S. Lewis on Misunderstanding Fantasy “Good stories often introduce the marvelous or supernatural and nothing about Story has been so often misunderstood as this.” On Stories—C.S. Lewis The early decades of the last century saw the loss of credibility of fantasy literature among the academic elite who ruled it a popular genre with little to no scholarly merit. Little that had had the misfortune of being dubbed fantasy had escaped the blacklist cast upon the field. Many

  • Joy Is Not Just Happiness

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    order to provide emphasis. C.S. Lewis takes more literal definition of joy, and so assigns it more significance in his mind, separating it from any other emotion. Though he acknowledges that oftentimes happiness and pleasure occur simultaneously with joy, they are not the root cause, nor are they the same emotion. I think the best distinction Lewis makes between happiness and pleasure is when he states “Joy… must have the stab, the pang, the inconsolable longing” (Lewis 72). This look into the root

  • Lewis And The Silent Planet

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    Olivia Seeney Dr. Michael Elam ENGL 475 10/4/16 C.S. Lewis and the Influence of Dante in Out of the Silent Planet All throughout Lewis novels there is evidence that clearly connects the themes and symbolism from other aspects of traditional Christian literature both during and before he began writing. One of the most distinct examples of this occurring within Lewis’ works is the influence that Dante had on the concepts that he reflects on while conveying thoughts to his readers. This is specifically

  • A Walk Through Narnia Essay

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    land called Narnia. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was the first published and the most popular book of the series. Lewis is said to have stated that he wrote the novels when he wondered what it would be like if Jesus Christ was incarnated on another planet or world to save the souls of those inhabitants”. While many websites offer different reasons to why C.S Lewis wrote, or may have written, The Chronicles of Narnia they way he did For years there has been mass controversy over C.S Lewis's

  • The Manifestation of Pride in The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

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    C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis suggests that choices made on earth have a consequential effect towards our acceptance into heaven or our plummet into hell. In this book pride manifests itself in a hundred subtle ways as souls whine about perceived injustices or irrational motives. Thankfully, a few tourists do humble themselves, become transformed into marvelously real beings, and remain in heaven. But most don't, about which the great Scottish author George MacDonald, Lewis' heavenly