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Essay sample - Symbolism of Narnia in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis
Pages 3 (753 words)
C.S.Lewis created his Chronicles of Narnia for 7 years. The first Narnia book is "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". The central event of the story is the traveling to the Fairyland Narnia, where children can become kings and heroes, where animals can talk and good defeats evil…
Symbolism of Narnia refers to the Christian values, religious plots and mythology.
C.S.Lewis dedicated "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" to the real girl Lucy. Since childhood he dreamt about the fairy land. During World War 2 he got an opportunity to communicate with children and to begin to write about Narnia.He gave a way for his dreams and fantasies to get to the world of his own. Narnia symbolizes a paradise for Lewis. The fairyland he imagines in his mind as the perfect place to live a virtuous life, but also full of adventures, miracles and mysteries.1
On the one hand the way of life in Narnia is the same as in our world. In Narnia they are praising Got and Heavens as we do. "Goodness gracious me!" exclaimed the Faun"2. This makes a fairyland similar to our world. On the other it is magic and unreal, because of speaking animals, spirits of trees, endless winter and sorcery. "And she has made a magic so that it is always winter in Narnia - always winter, but it never gets to Christmas."3 Narnia has a very specific geographical position too: "Narnia What's that" said Lucy. "This is the land of Narnia,"said the Faun, "where we are now, all that lies between the lamp-post and the great castle of Cair Paravel on the Eastern Sea..."4 The world of a fairy tale is strongly contrasted to the ordinary existence. ...
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