Midterm Research Paper
Thesis Statement: The characters and events of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe have symbolic similarities to events described in the Bible.
In The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe we discover a world of fantasy filled with the never-ending battle between good and evil. The children in the story, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy lived in London during the war and were sent to live with a professor because of the air-raids. The children quickly find a wardrobe, which is actually a passageway into the land of Narnia. Unbeknownst to them they are the son’s of Adam and the daughter’s of Eve that according to a prophecy will restore peace to Narnia and do away with the White Witch. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe are symbolically connected to events described in the Bible.
The symbolic similarities are many, beginning with the character of Aslan (the Lion King of the land of Narnia) he is the creator of Narnia, he is also the redeemer of Narnia. The Biblical scriptures inform us that God is our creator and his son Jesus Christ is our redeemer and savior. Aslan is the figure of Christ in the Chronicles of Narnia. “Aslan is fittingly, a lion because the lion is traditionally labeled the king of beasts, in addition, Lion of the tribe of Judah is one of the biblical names for Christ, as in Revelation 5:5, where under that name Christ demonstrates his power by opening seven previously unbroken seals” (Hinten 15).
In the beginning of the story Edmund is portrayed as an angry and jealous boy. He is jealous of his older brother Peter and is always mean to his younger sister Lucy. Lucy is the first one to enter the wardrobe and encounter the land of Narnia. When she returns she tells the others what she saw and of her encounter with the faun, Mr. Tumnus, however they don’t believe her story. Edmund is more than curious and decides to enter the wardrobe. Contrary to Lucy’s...
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