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    Lewis uses this story’s form as a basis for his sixth book, The Magician's Nephew. The story of the Garden of Eden begins with Adam and Eve being created in God’s garden with an endless supply of food and water. The only rule in the garden was not to eat the fruit off of one particular tree: the forbidden apple tree. In The Magician's Nephew the main character, Digory, is instructed by Aslan to go to his Garden and pick an apple off the tree (Brennan). As Digory makes his way to the tree he encounters the witch, whom tries to persuade Digory to keep the apple for himself (Brennan). In her convincing she states, "Do you know what that fruit is?...It is the apple of youth...Eat it, Boy, eat it," (Brennan). By trying to convince Digory to eat the apple, the witch acts as an allusion to the serpent from the Garden of Eden (Brennan). In the Biblical story, the serpent speaks to Adam and Eve about this tree of forbidden fruit. Despite Adam’s efforts…

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    The Magician’s Nephew Learning lessons is a like reaching maturity. You don’t just suddenly become more wealthy, or happier, but you are able to understand the world around you better, and are at peace with yourself. Learning life's lessons is not about making your life perfect, but about seeing a change in your life to better understand yourself. In the book The Magician’s Nephew, the author, C.S. Lewis, writes a story on two neighborhood children who become friends during a summer in London…

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    at the similarities between the Narnian characters’ view of Aslan and humankind 's view of God, is important---it will give insight into how humans might interact or feel about God. Throughout The Chronicles of Narnia series there are several prominent ways in which creatures from Narnia are described to view Aslan. Three of these are: the viewpoint of the characters living either neutrally or in support of Aslan, the viewpoint of characters living in opposition to Aslan, and the viewpoint of…

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    C.S. Lewis was an Irish writer. Born in Belfast in 1898, and living in County Down until the age of nine, as a young child, Lewis probably heard many of the old Irish Legends and mythological stories that most Irish children would learn, even to this day. This essay seeks to find evidence of the influence these stories had on Lewis’s work in later life, especially in ‘The Chronicles of ‘Narnia’. It focuses mainly on ‘The Magician’s Nephew’ and ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. It examines…

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    “The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being”. Throughout the novels Crispin the Cross of the Lead and The Magician’s Nephew, the main characters encounter what one might call a quest. Here our heroes go on an adventure seeking something that he or she desires. Throughout stories, we learn with the narrator as they develop and look inwardly upon themselves. Although Crispin and Digory and Polly’s…

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    The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Magician’s Nephew and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis and the first two Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling have a multitude of complex characters for and against the quest’s in their texts. Northrop Frye’s “The Mythos of Summer: Romance.” outlines how he believes what a character’s traits are based on their position on the quest. Frye claims that, “Characters tend to be either for or against the quest. If they assist it they are idealized…

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    In the The Magician 's Nephew by C.S. Lewis Digory and Polly travel to and through many world’s, ending up in the recently created Narnia. They by accident have unleashed a evil upon Narnia— an evil that comes back in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe— Jadis. They have to stop Jadis from terrorizing Narnia creating a battle between good and evil in this brand new world. The theme of good verses evil comes up again in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe against the same evil and then again in…

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    Chronicles of Narnia? Perhaps not. At the very least, however, his profound belief in Christianity motivated his compelling story. Narnia is all the better off for it. Works Cited Bruner, Kurt, and Ware, Jim. “Finding God in the Land of Narnia.” SaltRiver, 2005. Lewis, Clive Staples. “It All Began with a Picture.” Radio Times, 15 July 1960, p. 53. ---. Mere Christianity. Deckle Edge, 2015. ---. Prince Caspian. Scholastic, 2006. ---. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the…

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    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…

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    Christianity would never exist. "The wonder is not that Lewis became such an accomplished and highly regarded Christian writer; the wonder is that he became a Christian at all" (Downing 12). Therefore, Lewis’s sudden change in thought of the existence of God is one of the main reasons why his novels remain unique and highly significant today (Downing 12-140; Glaspey 23-24). The Chronicles of Narnia is a classic children’s series that continues to remain popular with a young audience today.…

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