Little did he know that his novel would become a best seller, lead to six sequels, and still be widely read decades later. The story was inspired by an image of a faun. Inthree girls, Margaret, Mary, and Katherine, were evacuated from London because of anticipated bombings and sent to live with Lewis in the countryside for a short time.
The book is the story of how Narnia was created. From nothingness, Aslan created light. The story follows very closely with the Old testament version of the creation myth.
Aslan creates a firmament between heaven and earth, then light is created. Water runs through the land, and soon trees and grass are growing, next animals are there, and lastly some of the animals are given the gift of speech.
A few incongruence exist, however. The children, the cabby, and the witch all exist before the beginning of Aslan's world. They are there in the nothingness.
Man was created last in the bible, and created in God's image. Man in Narnia is not created in the image of Aslan. The most vitally different part of the Narnia creation story is Lewis's removal of some of the unpleasantness of the story of Eden. The original sin never actually occurs in Narnia.
Digory falls to temptation in Charn. He claims that it was the inscription that had him under a spell just as Eve blames the snake: Digory places blame not on himself, but on temptation.
In Narnia, however, Digory admits to Aslan that he was only pretending he was enchanted by the inscription. Falling to temptation was his own fault Lewis, The Witch is the only one who eats forbidden fruit.
Digory does not fall to the witch's temptation a second time. The Witch eats the apple off of the tree of life, not the tree of knowledge. Lewis, In the biblical story, the reason Adam and Eve must be expelled from the garden is that if they eat from the tree of knowledge they have the capacity to do evil, and if they had then eaten from the tree of life, they could be doing evil forever.
The Witch, who acts as the first entrance of evil into Narnia, like the snake's introduction of Eve to the idea of eating the apple, exists before Narnia's true existence. Lewis may be making a point about paradise here, can a truly pure cleanThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel for children by C.
S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in It is the first published and best known of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia (–). Among all the author's books it is also the most widely held in libraries. Although it was written as well as published first in the .
Instead, Lewis considered Narnia to be a “supposal.” As Lewis explained in a letter: [Aslan] is an invention giving an imaginary answer to . Dec 08, · - "The Chronicles of Narnia" is not a Christian allegory, Lewis argued, but rather a "supposal." In this case, "What if there was a world like Narnia .
for Lewis, despite his opinion that The Chronicles are supposal rather than allegory, a reader could look at the series, specifically the character of Aslan, his singing the world of Narnia into existence 4, his death 5, and later resurrection, at the stone table 6 and a thousand other moments throughout the series and have a very strong argument for .
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a “magical doorway” story. As the term suggests, this is a story where a door or other opening allows a character to leave the real world and enter a. View Notes - lewis paper from REL at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Jamie Cox Dr. Sonya Cronin REL 2/6/12 Almost Allegory: The Chronicles of Narnia as a Supposal In the epic.