Comparing Biblical Aspects In The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

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The Biblical Aspects in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, delivering its story to nearly one million

people across the globe captures a unique retelling of the biblical events centered around

Christ’s death and resurrection (“About C.S. Lewis”). Drawing heavily from the Bible, C.S.

Lewis renders an uncanny depiction of the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ in return for the

salvation of mankind. Although not identical to the biblical account, The Lion, the Witch, and

the Wardrobe does, however, expose yet another fantastical adaptation of the most central

event in all of human history.

Set during World War II, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe follows the story of

four young
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What is important to visualize,

however, is the way in which C.S. Lewis cultivates imagination for a delicate portrayal of the

Christian virtue. Within, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe uniquely serves as an interesting

tool to relay not only God’s intended will for creation but also as a service to those lacking

interest in the true biblical account. These aspects relevant to the biblical standpoint are derived

from C.S. Lewis’s representation of each and every one of his characters. Aslan, for example,

represents Christ as he is the forerunner of all that happens within the Narnian realm. His role,

relative to Christ’s captures the story of sacrifice and forgiveness as Edmund Pevensie abandons

belief and rather puts his faith in human desires such as gluttony. In fact, identical to the biblical

account, Aslan preparing to mend the bond shattered, gives his life in order to give Edmund his

which in turn represents the penalty which Christ paid for the forgiveness of our sins. Edmund,

succumbing to temptation represents that same sin which enthralled mankind from the

beginning of time. Continuing on with biblical themes, forgiveness remains the
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