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    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as an Allegory The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written by C.S. Lewis, is filled with symbolism and mythological influences, both Christian and non-Christian. These influences manifest themselves in the forms of allusions and parallels. C.S. Lewis uses these allusions and parallels between the real world and Narnia in order to present his work The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as an allegory. It is important to note the factors that influenced the writings of C.S. Lewis. Lewis described himself as an atheist when he was in his younger years (Schakel 1). His lack of belief may have been caused by the death of his mother in 1908 and the fact that he spent the subsequent six years in various boarding schools in England.…

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    Myth: The Chronicles of Narnia is built around this concept of myth. As most of us read long ago in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the four children explore their new home and grope their way through a magical wardrobe into the cold, wintery world of Narnia. Here -- as in the ancient myths that had captivated C. S. Lewis' heart -- animals talk, witches bewitch, curses turn flesh into stone, and the veil between physical reality and spiritual fantasies fade away. Myth and truth merge…

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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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    Throughout The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lewis utilizes a myriad of components, or symbols, to create an allegory of Christianity. These components suggest Lewis was crafting this story to convey Christian concepts. Examples of religious symbolism include Aslan, the stone table, the beavers underlying characteristics, the children’s “title”, and even the White Witch. Aslan is a character who strongly resembles Jesus Christ. Within the first few chapters, the fawn and the beavers speak…

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    As The Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe once stated, “Every traitor belongs to me as my lawful prey and that for every treachery I have a right to a kill,” (Quotev). She said this in reference to Edmund Pevensie, one of the four Pevensie children, as she decided on his fate. Edmund’s only hope was the strength of his family and friends, and even that of a lion named Aslan. There was a profound strain on each Prime Minister during World War Two. Britain had…

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    Published in the early 1950s, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, took 7 years to get off the presses to the public, according to “The Parallel World of Narnia” by Chad Walsh, and became one of Lewis’s best-sellers (2005). In this story four siblings, stumble upon The Wardrobe in their guardians room, which leads them into a secret mystical world, filled with mystical beings and magic, no one knows about. The Witch has taken over the world and has left it cold for many years,…

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    Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Four Children flee war-torn London and arrive at their safe haven home. Upon arrival they realize the house is strict and they become troubled. While playing games to make themselves feel better about their predicament they find a magic wardrobe that takes them to a new land called Narnia. Throughout the story many themes present themselves, two of which being that good can come from misfortune (shown mostly in the beginning scenes) and there are…

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    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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    the Witch, and the Wardrobe, four children are forced away from their home by war. They find themselves living in a mysterious house with a professor and his mysterious belongings, of which one is a large wardrobe. They repeatedly find themselves near this wardrobe and eventually need it for a hiding place. Upon entering the wardrobe they discover the magical world of Narnia, frozen in a perpetual winter. Through this world they discover the struggle between a villainous witch who turns all to…

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    The Chronicles of Narnia book series, for years, has been under the watchful eye of Christians and Non-Christians alike in search of Biblical parallels. There are the more obvious parallels: Aslan’s death on the Stone Table in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe/Jesus’ death on the cross, the Rapture/the end of Old Narnia in The Last Battle, and the two creation stories found in Genesis/The Magician’s Nephew. However, there are far more subtle Biblical parallels that Lewis himself might not…

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