Narnia Character Analysis

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In The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, British author C. S. Lewis uses Aslan´s character to paint a symbolic picture of the Trinity, as described in The King James Version of the Bible. Aslan is ¨the rightful ruler of the land of Narnia¨ who assists the Pevensie children in their journey through Narnia, according to Lloyd R. Thompson´s Literary Analysis. Lewis reveals the nature of God the Father through Aslan’s character description, Christ through his sacrifice on the Stone Table, and the Holy Ghost through the his breath of life. Aslan shows characteristics of God the Father in the way he loves and cares for Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie (Thompson 5). This great, untamed lion and protector of Narnia, has not only a compassionate side but also powerful and strong (Thompson 5). Aslan is presented in a similar way when Mr. Beaver tries to explain the nature of Alsan by saying, ¨Who said anything about safe? ´Course he isn 't safe. But he 's good. He 's the King, I tell you¨ (Lewis 86). In The King James Version of the Bible, the Israelites feared God because of what He had done to them in Egypt but did not understand His goodness in His promise for freedom (Wann 2). Wann continues to say that if the Israelites just believed in both…show more content…
In C. S. Lewis 's book The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Aslan 's character, death/resurrection, and breath help form the argument that he is an overall picture of all three parts of who God is. The connections between this extraordinary adventure tale and the stories of The King James Version of the Bible are undenyable. This children 's book, if looked at from a Christian perspective, could greatly influences one 's thoughts when reading such a wonderful story. ¨Wrong will be Right, when Aslan comes in sight, At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no moire, When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death, And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again
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