Archetype In Narnia

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A Turkish delight might attract many people by its pleasant taste, but in the story of Narnia, Edmund got in big trouble for desiring the Turkish delight. In C.S. Lewis’s the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the archetype “devil figure” played by the White Witch depicts a cold-hearted sovereign and created a significant contrast between good and evil; the author also revealed the theme of avarice through her temptations. The archetype “devil figure” is a character who represents evil incarnate. The character may offer worldly goods, fame, or knowledge to the protagonist in exchange for possession of the soul or integrity. This figure’s main aim is to oppose the hero in his or her conquest. The White Witch is a perfect example of being the…show more content…
Another theme in the lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the danger of gluttony. The first step Edmund’s descent was the temptation offered by the White Witch, who the devil figure is. Edmund ate the Turkish delight without any awareness and he immediately fell in addiction with it. But the second time he asks the White Witch for the Turkish delight is an absolute wrong decision. Edmund was trapped in the White Witch’s castle and he could not get out by any method. Although Lucy, Susan, Peter and the beaver family successfully saved him later in the story, but all the troubles were only led by a temptation of a Turkish delight. The author C. S. Lewis teaches us not to be tempted by something that has a pleasant outlook because you never know what is inside of it. At the same time, the danger of gluttony and avarice could be another theme that reflected through Edmund’s actions. In conclusion, the archetype of white witch being the devil figure in Narnia played an unreplaceable role throughout the book of the lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. She helps developing the plot by arousing conflicts, and her actions created significant contrast between good and evil. In addition, the author C.S. Lewis revealed the theme of avarice, temptation and danger of gluttony through the White
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