There were several significant characters in this story: Aslan- a lion, Edmund - a little boy, The Emperor-Beyond- The- Sea, Father Christmas, and The White Witch. The story begins when a group of siblings: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy discover Narnia from entering into the wardrobe. It is Lucy's childlike faith that begins the adventure. In this magical land they will befriend many mythological characters. They will meet the White Witch and Aslan, the lion who will change their lives for eternity.
In the story Edmund's character is somewhat ambiguous. He displays betrayal, deceit, and pride. He lies about his first trip into Narnia saying it's "just for fun, of course. There's nothing there really" (Lewis, 1950, p. 48). Edmund's statement is mean and spiteful and lets Lucy down. Next, Edmund meets the White Witch and begins to follow her. He overindulges in a delicious dessert called Turkish Delight. He grows very greedy over this fine candy and continues to betray his siblings knowing that the witch is evil. His pride shows when he comes across the stone lion in the courtyard. While in the cour...
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... everything in site. The sea symbolizes the land or the boundary between Narnia and Aslan's home just as there are boundaries between the heavens and Earth.
In this supposal Lewis talks about betrayal, forgiveness, and pride. He seems to have a moral agenda hidden behind his characters. Although he wants you to take and interpret this story the way it is, there are several moral issues discussed throughout this chronicle. He uses Christian themes in his writing but transplants them in a setting that takes place in another place at another time. His writing causes the reader to think deeper into the story concluding their own opinions. The reader can simply see the story as a magical children's book or as a book with biblical representations. The viewpoint of the story depends on how the reader chooses to interpret it. That is what makes Lewis' writing "magical."
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