Of Christianity In Clive Lewis's Novel The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

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Finding Christianity “Let us suppose that there were a land like Narnia and that the son of God, as he became a man in our world, became a lion in theirs, and then imagine what would happen” (letters to children qtd. Gazora 9). Throughout Clive Lewis life, he changed his religion so many times from not believing in God to believing again. Lewis was always known for his fantasy, and his most known book The Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis wrote The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, to show his Christian faith. In Lewis’s novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, he uses the archetype of the hero, and the villain, as well as the symbol of the stone table. In the book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lewis portrays the archetype of the…show more content…
The White Witch uses her powers to trick Edmond multiple times. She deceives him into thinking she is not the villain but his friend. In her mind she was the queen and hero of Narnia. People believe her evil tricks represent the devil and how he became the powerful one over the Earth. She ruled Narnia just as the devil is to own the Earth before the savior Jesus comes and in Narnia, Aslan. The evil witch turns the animals into stone when they betray her. All of Narnia is in fear of the White Witch Tumnus said, ‘…She’ll have my tail cut off and my horn sawed off, and my beard plucked out and she’ll wave her wand over my beautiful cloven hooves and turn them into horrid solid hooves like a wretched horse. And if she is extra and especially angry she’ll turn me into stone and I shall be only a statue of a fawn in her horrible house until the 4 thrones at Cair Paravel are filled…’(Lewis…show more content…
For example in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Aslan is sacrificed at the stone table in exchange for Edmond’s life. Susan and Lucy morn him and tend to his body, but the next morning he mysteriously returns from the dead. This is the allegory to the story of Jesus’ crucifixion. Aslan represents various aspects to the Holy Trinity in some form during the course of the books the characters need only speak his name to give themselves strength.” (Wordpress). In the book Aslan is embarrassed in front of the witch’s followers at the stone table as they shave his mane and muzzle him yet he does not do anything to save himself or hurt the witch. Just as Jesus was yelled at, spit on, and whipped in front of the all the people but never said anything to them. When the girls were crying over his death the table split as a sign of the resurrection. Likewise when Mary came to check the tomb where Jesus body was she found the stone rolled away and the tomb empty. The stone table was a place of sacrifice where one traded his life for all the others. Here we also see a likening to the cross where Jesus sacrificed his life for the rest of humanity. In both cases a blood sacrifice paved the way to

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