NAME: Christine Jade T. Clemente
Section: Mangga Date: October 14, 2014
No. of Pages: 5
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Clive Staples Lewis
England in World War II
The English countryside and the magical land of Narnia
lucy is the youngest of the siblings and discovers the land of Narnia. peter is the oldest of the siblings and is eventually crowned the High King of Narnia by Aslan. edmund can’t resist the power of the White Witch and Turkish Delight. susan is the second oldest of the children. She is kind and sweet. aslan is the King of Narnia whosacrifices his life so that the Witch will spare Edmund. Tumnus invites Lucy to tea on her first trip to Narnia. He is a kind and caring faun. white witch rules Narnia by force and turns her enemies into stone.
Summary of the Story:
In 1940, four siblings – Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie – are among many children evacuated from London during World War II to escape the Blitz. They are sent to the countryside to live with professor Digory Kirke. While the four children explore the house, Lucy climbs into a wardrobe and discovers that inside it is a magical forest in a land called Narnia. At a lamppost in the midst of the forest she meets Mr. Tumnus, whom she discovers is a faun. She accepts his offer to have tea in his home. After tea, however, the faun sadly confesses to Lucy that he invited her not out of hospitality, but with the intention of betraying her to the White Witch. He explains that the witch has ruled Narnia for years and during her reign has used evil magic to make it always the same season: winter. As Tumnus explains, it is "always Winter, but never Christmas." The witch has ordered all Narnians to report or capture any Sons of Adam or Daughters of Eve (which is how Narnians refer to human beings). Mr Tumnus' intention had been to obey that order and hand Lucy over, but now that he has met a real human, Mr Tumnus feels incapable of obeying the witch's orders, so he repents of his original intention and escorts Lucy back to the lamppost. When Lucy returns through the wardrobe, she discovers that only a few seconds have gone by in normal time during her absence. Hence, her siblings do not believe her story about there being another world inside the wardrobe. She later returns to Narnia during a game of hide-and-seek with her siblings. Her older brother Edmund, who had been particularly spiteful in his refusal to believe her story, enters the wardrobe after her and gets into Narnia as well. While searching for Lucy, he meets a lady who introduces herself as the Queen of Narnia. She is very interested in Edmund and questions him about his family. When she learns he has two sisters and a brother, she enchants him with magical Turkish delight sweets, whose enchantment is like a drug that leaves Edmund longing for more. The witch refuses to give him any more enchanted sweets until he goes back into his own world and brings his three siblings back with him. She says he must bring them with him to her castle. She points out where her castle lies, so that he will know how to get there when he returns. She emphasises to him the importance of making sure he brings his brother and sisters with him when he comes, and tells him that when he comes back she will make him into her prince and heir. Lucy discovers Edmund by the lamppost on her way back from visiting Mr Tumnus and is delighted to find that he has also gotten into Narnia. They return together through the wardrobe. In conversation with Lucy, Edmund realizes that the lady he met was in fact Jadis, the White Witch, but the effect of the enchantment still lingers on him, and he does not tell anyone he has met her. He also lies to Peter and Susan, denying Lucy's claim that he too had entered Narnia. Unable to decide whether or not Lucy is lying or even delirious, Peter and Susan take the matter to the Professor. Much to...
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