The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe After Facing Trials Essays
Clive Staples Lewis wrote The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe after facing trials with his Christian faith.
C.S. Lewis was brought up in the Protestant Church of Ireland, but as a teenager he said he lost his faith – turned off by boring church services and the problem of evil in the world. However, after returning to Oxford in the post war period, he became increasingly perplexed by the existence of God and Christianity. (“Chronicles”)
He would soon again become a Christian. “…C.S. Lewis finally converted to belief in God (theism) in 1929 and became a Christian in 1931” (“Chronicles”). Much of the novel was written with the influence of his religion, though the book was not written as a Christian novel. In the book, Lewis shows Christianity with the symbol of Aslan’s name that brings joy, the symbol of Aslan’s breath, and the symbol of the stone table. “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit” (New International Version, Luke 1:41). Hearing Mary’s name brought much happiness to people because she was carrying baby Jesus, the son of God. With a similar resemblance, Aslan’s name brought joy to everyone in Narnia. Unless, that person feared or hated the lion, and only then did that person get a bad feeling. All four of the children felt something marvelous inside when Aslan’s name was spoken. Except for one of them, the book says “Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror.…