The Lion And The Wardrobe Analysis

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C. S. Lewis beautifully portrays the story of the Crucifixion and Resurrection in a fiction setting in such a way that Christians see the parallels and are reminding of the ultimate sacrifice but people who are not familiar with Jesus still can take something away from Lewis's story, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Throughout the Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis weaves Biblical themes into the characters' lives. The most prominent story Lewis uses is the Crucifixion of Jesus when he pens Edmunds betrayal and Aslan's sacrifice.
When Edmund enters the mystical land of Narnia for the first time, he meets the White Witch who claims to be the true queen of Narnia even though his younger sister, Lucy, has been told of the real ruler of Narnia,
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And Mrs. Beaver. Lucy wants to find Mr. Tumnus but he has been turned to stone for letting Lucy go the first time she entered Narnia. This should have shown Edmund that the Witch is not who she really says that she is and he should tell someone of their secret plan. Edmund abandons his siblings and goes the Witch's castle. Here, he tells the Witch where she can find Peter, Susan, and Lucy and he goes on to see what kind of a person she really is. Edmund eventually returns to his siblings and feels sorry for what he has done but nothing is over yet. The deep magic that created Narnia mandates that all traitors belong to the White Witch and she has the right to kill them. Edmund is that traitor and the White Witch demands that he be handed over. Aslan talks to her and they agree upon Aslan sacrificing himself for Edmund. Little does Jadis remember that deep magic also states that anyone who gives themselves for another in death will come back alive. Susan and Lucy follow Aslan when he goes to the sacrifice and they see him murdered. Just as they give up hope, Aslan comes back to life and they defeat the White Witch in battle. This part of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe strongly alludes to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus. Humans, or sinners, are Edmund and they have betrayed God. Jadis represents evil and Satan. Sin, or betrayal, permanently separates humans from God and the punishment for sin is death just as in this book. Aslan, or Jesus, did the ultimate sacrifice for another but later rose again from the dead. Aslan's fur is cut off and he is mocked just as Jesus' clothes were removed and the Roman soldiers mock Him. In ancient Jewish culture, the spirit is believed to leave the body after three days in which there is no hope for resurrection. Aslan and Jesus both rise again after all hope is lost.

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