The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe Analysis

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Within the renown fantasy novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, author C.S. Lewis chronicles the adventure of four siblings through the mythical Narnia. For the duration of the story, the maturation of the Pevensie children is depicted through their dealings with adversity and difficult decisions in their bid to save Narnia. Throughout the novel, C.S. Lewis utilizes an eclectic blend of literary devices, elements and conventions, to keep the reader engaged as well as entertained. Lewis’ incorporation of compositional techniques namely, genre conventions, setting, character development, allegory, and plot to convey the theme of morality to various audiences, earning a prestigious level of literary merit for the novel. The genre classifications for the The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe provide a large amount of the framework for the story and its objectives in character development and allegory. The first genre applicable to the novel is fantasy. The imaginative universe allows for events completely independent of real world possibilities, and creates different ways for characters experience growth. This aspect entertains in it’s own right, but also allows allegories to be drawn, without the representations being apparent, due to the stark difference between the mythical settings of fantasy, such as that of Narnia and the real world. The second genre that is applicable in the novel is bildungsroman. Since our immediate protagonists and catalysts of plot are
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