Humanities 20th Century
2 February 2013
The Magicians Nephew
The Magicians Nephew is great because it really helps you to understand the rest of the Narnia series by explaining the existence of Narnia and how it came to be. The audience can really find themselves getting swept away in the story as Lewis goes from England to the wood between the worlds, and to Narnia. Questions that arise during the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe get answered as the audience sees Narnia in the very beginning when the world was new and the magic in it was great. When Digory and Polly are in the wood between worlds right before they are about to jump into the pool to get home Digory decides to have fun and jump into another pool that will take him to a different world even though Polly doesn’t agree, “I’m not going to try any new pool till we've made sure that we can get back by the old one. We’re not even sure if it’ll work yet” (C.S. Lewis 39). Finally they manage to jump into an unknown pool, “they stood with beating hearts and rather and scared faces on the edge of the unknown pool with their yellow rings on and held hands and once more said one-two-three-go!”(41-42).the pool was not taking them to another world even thought they tried multiple times so eventually they decided to try something new, so they switched the rings that they were wearing and tried again, “one-two-three-go! Said Digory. And then jumped” (43). This decision by Digory and Polly to go exploring now has huge impacts on the rest of the book and even affects the books to come. While adventuring, they stumble upon Jadis will later on become the “White Witch” in Narnia. Another decision that was made was the decision by Digory is to get a seed that would produce a tree to keep the queen away from Narnia “It is my wish to plant in Narnia a tree that she will not dare to approach, and that tree will protect Narnia from her for many years. So this land shall have a long, bright morning before...
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