23 March 2010
Justifying an Evaluation essay –final
Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is based on a children’s book by C. S. Lewis and follows the book faithfully. Chronicles of Narnia is a good movie because of a great character story line, because of the allegories used and because of the good lessons for children to learn. The movie is a retelling of the biblical story for a young audience. One of the techniques Lewis uses to appeal to a younger audience is his use of children as the main characters. To begin with, the movie has a great character story line. Another technique Lewis uses in the Narnia Chronicles is the personification of animals. Narnia is a land of talking animals, and as children usually find the concept of animals and magical creatures more interesting than that of a historical reality of long ago, Narnia proves to be the perfect vehicle for captivating children. All the characters in this story were very interesting especially since one of the main characters is Aslan, a lion that can talk and help the 4 children defeat the White Witch and restore Narnia to its original glory.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tells the story of the four Pevensie children: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. They are evacuated from London during World War II and end up in a large house in the country owned by the Professor Kirke. Bored, the children play hide-and-seek. Lucy finds a large wardrobe in a room and hides in it. Moving to the back of the wardrobe she discovers the world of Narnia stuck in an eternal winter. Fantastical creatures including the evil White Witch and the messianic lion, Aslan, populate Narnia. There also exists a prophecy that says four human children will bring about the end of Winter and the White Witch’s rule. The four Pevensies enter Narnia together, thus making inevitable the clash between the forces for Good and Evil. As expected, Good...