Analysis Of C. S. Lewis's The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

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In C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe the action begins when Lewis’s quote “And then Lucy saw that there was a light ahead of her; not a few inches away from where the back of the wardrobe ought to have been, but a long way off. Something cold was falling on her” (Lewis 7). The four young English siblings referred to as “The Pevensies” moved to a friend’s house in the country due to WWII. The sibling’s parents wanted them unharmed during the war. The four siblings traveled to reside a mansion deep in the northern woods, where a professor and a maid lived. While playing a game of hide-and-seek, the youngest sister Lucy ended up finding a wardrobe that led to a magical land called Narnia. Lucy and her brother and sisters commenced…show more content…
Aslan is too good not to be true — because he is the truth. The secret of Aslan is the glory of Christ. (Mathis)
As people can see, Lewis always retains a reason for what he does. The little assets like the references to Christ in Lewis’s stories hold a significant impact on the reader. The White Witch symbolizes all the evil that reigns over Narnia. The evil witch casts Narnia into an endless winter with no Christmas. She enchants Edmund to betray his family. She cast a never-ending winter over all of Narnia and prevents Father Christmas from delivering his gifts. When Aslan finally returned, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy broke the spell that held Aslan back from entering Narnia. The White Witch develops a fear of Aslan and what he can accomplish. She understands that he holds a higher power than she ever will be endowed with. She will perform everything in her ability to hold onto that. In Narnia’s history, the reader learns that the White Witch’s real name comes as Queen Jadis. She used to own another country until Aslan cast her into the North, and at this time she cast a magical spell over Narnia into an endless cold, bitter winter. The White Witch possesses servants, or “pets” as mentioned in the book, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, just as the character Maugrim, Ginarrbrik, and
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When spring finally arrives, it represents life. The old, dark, and cold melted away and returned with new beginnings. In the article Season 's Readings: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, Justin Jordan states, “While the blanket of snow helps to delineate Narnia 's magic at the beginning of the book, with the onset of the thaw heralding Aslan 's arrival, an even better literary spell cast as Narnia is revealed in all its vernal glory” (Jordan). Lewis mirrored the symbolic rebirth of Christmas and the real rebirth of spring into a few dozen pages. The jingling of sleigh-bells, described in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe which states "chattering, murmuring, bubbling, splashing, roaring" sound of running water, breaking in on the muffled stillness of snow” (Lewis 107). The snow symbolized the dead and stagnant of the time. In winter nothing grows, and the animals sink into hibernation. The snow hides each trace of Aslan, which introduces why the evil witch wanted to cover all marks of the good
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