Who Is C. S. Lewis The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

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C.S. Lewis:
“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” (“C.S.Lewis.” BrainyQuote.com. Xplore Inc, 2016. 26 February 2016. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/c_s_lewis.html). This is said by C.S. Lewis who dared to write about subjects writers at the time few dared to write about. Being raised in a Christian home and sent to Christian boarding schools, C.S. Lewis wrote, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe about controversial views such as religious faith and skepticism, which were two topics few others wrote about during the time, and lead to controversy.
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For instance, Lewis, used his childhood, and his acceptance of Christianity to help him write the series Narnia. Lewis has used inspiration from his life other than his childhood, such as being in the military, to write many of his books, which has earned him a Hawthornden Prize in 1936 for his book, The Allegory of Love. The Hawthornden Prize is a British literary award which was started in 1919, and it is given to authors under 41 for their creativity and imagination. He also received the Gollancz Memorial Prize for Literature in 1937. A year later, in 1938, John Lane published the book Out of the Silent Planet, which was written by C.S. Lewis. In 1955, Lewis also earned a Medal Commendation from the British Library Association. Later in 1962, he was awarded the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for his book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. When Lewis wrote the book series Narnia, they were seen as inspirational, very vivid, and said he contributed to mythopoetic fantasy, which no one had done like he had …show more content…
These two controversial topics would become the backbone to Lewis’ best, and well known novels. Lewis wrote the book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, which contains skepticism about religious faith. In the book Lewis has several characters which all resemble figures from the bible, for instance, the lion named Aslan, gets killed by the White Witch also named Jadis, as a sacrifice for Edmund the traitor, and then Alsan comes back later in the book, which resembles a Jesus like action, like when he was crucified. In some of the other Narnia books there are other themes that resemble from the bible such as creation, which is from Lewis’ book The Magician’s Nephew, which tells how evil came into Narnia. In Prince Caspian the theme taken from the bible is restoration and true religion after corruption. The other and last main theme shared with the bible is the coming of the Antichrist, the last judgement, and the end of the world, which is all from Lewis’ last book in the Narnia series, The Last Battle. Other themes are in Lewis’ other books as well, and some are repeated throughout his works. “The Narnia books are more than simply in another world; they create and establish that world as the proving ground for obedience, belief, sacrifice, redemption, and so many more self-transcendent messages that we cannot record them all”,

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