The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe Essay

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Universal virtues such as courage, honesty, forgiveness, exemplifies in C. S. Lewis’s Narnia novel, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The four children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, as well as animals are identified many times throughout the story by certain personality traits, virtue, and character flaws. Character like Peter and Aslan are just some of the examples that show and demonstrate these traits but, unlike Edmund, lacks some of them. The Children are continuously characterized by virtues through the novel, but unlike the rest, Edmund is described in a negative manner. In chapter three, the way Edmund’s character is described doesn't fill the reader with hope. After Lucy had just returned from Narnia she tries to explain…show more content…
Over the course of the narrative, he becomes more and more responsible and even more of a leader, in spite of having to occasionally be instructed in military tactics and battlefield protocols. Although peters keeps a courageous side that lies deep within him and only needs a bit of promoting from the outside in order to show itself, “At the name of Aslan each one of the children felt something jump in his inside….Peter felt suddenly brave and adventurous” (7.68).This also serves to represent Peter’s essential initial reaction to the mystery and joy that eventually come to experience in his adventure with Aslan. His courage is truly shown when he defends both his sisters from an attack by wolves sent by the White Witch. In the process one of them was able to escape, “They have killed my captain, Maugrim. I was hidden in the thickets and saw it all. One of the Sons of Adam killed him” (13.135). It is also illustrated as well during the battle when Peter was fighting the White Witch, “It was Peter she was fighting both of them going at it so hard that Lucy could hardly make out what was happening” (18.176). The narrator’s description of the fighting clearly demonstrates that Peter has grown into a true warrior. In contrast with his first battle with the wolf, Peter has become highly skilful and is capable of handling his sword

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