February 2, 2011
“The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”
”The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis. “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a fictional story about four siblings who have been sent to the country to escape the air raids of World War II. Their names are Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie. Peter Pevenise is the oldest of the four children and is known throughout the story for being noble and courageous. Susan Pevenise, the second oldest, is known for being kind and beautiful. Edmund Pevenise, the third oldest, begins the book a brat who is selfish and greedy but later sees the error in his ways. Last but certainly not least is Lucy; the youngest Pevensie is cheerful, kind, and brave. The protagonist in this story in my opinion is Aslan. Aslan is the king and god of Narnia. The Antagonist of this story is the White Witch. The Witch is merciless, cruel, power-hungry, and sadistic.
I believe that much of this story was written by C.S. Lewis to show his view of religion. In the story, I think it is correct to assume that the White Witch is symbolic of Satan and his reign over men, and that the children are symbolic of those very men, with Edmund being one who follows Satan and sides with evil. He later repents and is forgiven by Aslan, whom we can symbolically see as Jesus Christ, considering the sacrifice of his life on behalf of ridding the people of Narnia from the Witch and restoring its rightful leaders.
The story continues when the children are playing a game of Hide and Seek and Lucy chooses to hide in a wardrobe. She finds that the back of the wardrobe consists of not a smooth wall made of wood, but the entrance to a wintry forest, complete with an unusual lamppost in a small clearing. She meets Mr. Tumnus, a Faun, and he explains to her the ruler of Narnia, the evil White Witch who turns her enemies into stone and makes it always winter but... [continues]
Cite This Essay
(2011, 04). The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 04, 2011, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/The-Lion-The-Witch-And-The-678322.html
"The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe" StudyMode.com. 04 2011. 04 2011 <http://www.studymode.com/essays/The-Lion-The-Witch-And-The-678322.html>.
"The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe." StudyMode.com. 04, 2011. Accessed 04, 2011. http://www.studymode.com/essays/The-Lion-The-Witch-And-The-678322.html.