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.
Within the realm of Narnia, Lewis’ famous novels represent a sense of adventure and chivalry amongst children and creatures in a foreign land. However, whether Lewis had the intentions of surrounding his stories around religious values and the myths of God, is a topic worth noting. Augustinian ideals and views are prevalent and tend to line up with the writings and plot of Narnia. With dramatic climaxes between characters and the sense of religious familiarity with the tone of others, Augustine can be mentioned in the argument towards Genesis relations, Lewis’ attempt at either a supposal or allegory, and Lewis’ authoritative questioning.
In the novel, The Witch, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis published in 1950 was written about four children and their journey in Narnia. C.S Lewis was a British novelist and a Christian apologist. The novel is the first of the best known seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia. The book starts off with four children being sent to live in out in the country with a man named, Professor Kirke. They are sent to live with him because it is a safer place during the war, World War II.
Allegorical symbolism is portrayed in many ways in The Chronicles Of Narnia. From Aslan the lion to Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, each character and element in the book resembles something in the bible. For example, Peter, the eldest of the four children resembles the Apostle Peter. Both individuals show great courage, and they also became leaders after their kings sacrificed themselves. The author, C.S. Lewis, combined his childhood love of fantasy and his Christian faith to relay the story of Jesus Christ to children.
Introduction Reza Aslan is an Iranian-American writer. Reza Aslan was born in Tehran, Iran. As the Iranian Revolution was taking birth within the streets of Iran, the fear of revolution forced Aslan’s family to leave their home. Aslan came to the United States of America in 1979 and was brought up in the area of the San Francisco Bay. At a very young age Aslan converted his religion from Islam to evangelical Christianity, but before going to Harvard in he changed back to Islam.
The 1994 Disney film, The Lion King, is the beloved coming of age story about a young lion cub, Simba, who experiences tragedy, becomes lost, but eventually finds his way back to his roots. Perhaps, one of the most memorable scenes is the one where the ghost of his father confronts Simba. Disney used several elements to portray the feeling of being lost, and finding himself again throughout the less than four-minute scene with the use of symbolism of physical obstacles, scenery, and parallels to Hamlet. The Lion King is a twist on the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare.
Alberto Alvaro Rios uses symbolism in his short story “The Secret Lion” to express the struggle of two young boys who refuse coming-of-age. In the story, there are two boys who are enchanted by the loveliness of a round ball which is perfect in their eyes unlike the the gruesome reality of nature, growing up. There are various symbol presented in the story. Hills or mountains, a river, a golf course which are all part of the boys perfect world free of adults. One day on the Arroyo, they found a grinding ball.
The challenging years of early adolescence links childhood with adulthood in baffling ways that many youngsters wish to avoid. In The Secret Lion, written by Alberto Rios, symbolism is widely used to reveal the lessons that the narrator learns, along with his friend Sergio, as they try retaining childhood while stepping into the monotonous world of adulthood. Although the arroyo is a filthy river polluted by sewage, the rebellious boys consider it as their “Mississippi”. The narrator frequently refers to the arroyo as “... the one place we were not supposed to go”, portraying their rebellion side to readers as they go there anyway since it was the only place where they obtained freedom from the “changing” world.
Emotional baggage is something 43% of adult people struggle with in their lifetime, according to a study done by Dr. Jonathan Maythorn, author of Life Leader. Lieutenant Jimmy Cross, in Tim O’Brien’s short story, The Things They Carried, is no exception. Suffering from emotional baggage, regarding his past, on the battlefield is hindering his ability to function correctly, as one man should in a war. In other words, setting and symbolism in this short story shows that when the past is brought into the future, it can only drag people down.
Paper 2 :Hedda Gabler and The Handmaid 's Tale How can we explain the continued interest in a particular work in different contexts and at different times? Symbolism is a literary devices, that enables the author to imbue everyday objects with alternative meaning, often related to universal concepts. The authors of Hedda Gabler, and The Handmaid’s Tale explore a multitude of universal themes in their works, ensuing their relevance through time and culture. The play “Hedda Gabler”, was written in the late 19th century, by a famous Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Margaret Atwood, a Canadian author, spent over thirty years writing the novel, which was published in 1985.