The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe Essay
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
By C.S. Lewis
My favorite character in this book would have to be Peter. He was a little bit of a tough guy yet timid, but wasn’t afraid to fight for his siblings lives. Peter was the oldest amongst his brother and two sisters and was most likely the brains and brawn of the bunch. In this story, Peter has to fight off a wolf to test his courage or, in Aslan’s words, win his spurs. He returns victorious and is knighted by the lion called Aslan. His brother Edmund, a very mischievous boy and a bother to his sisters Lucy and Susan, looks up to Him though he never admits to it. Peter was definitely the highlight of this book.
Four children, two girls and two boys, are in for an adventure of a lifetime their names were, starting with the oldest, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. The story starts off with the children leaving London by train because of war. The place the children took refuge in was a mansion deep in the country where they would be out of harms way. In this mansion there were thousands of rooms, hideaways, secret passageways, many floors and much, much more. Of Course there was nothing more boring than to sit around all day when it did nothing but rain outside. So what do they do? They explore the house of course! And they did. In the process of doing so, they came to a room on the highest floor of the mansion, but all that was in there was a hand-carved wardrobe with nothing but some old coats hanging inside. Peter, Susan and Edmund all thought it was nothing and left, but Lucy on the other hand was a very curious little girl so she opened the door and went inside. Suddenly she found herself surrounded by a huge forest. There was snow all around so it was very cold, so Lucy put on one of the conveniently placed fur coats and went to explore the wood. She did not walk far when she saw a light walking closer she discovered it was a lamppost. It was here buy this lamppost Lucy met the talking fawn named Mr. Tomnas. The fawn invited Lucy to tea and almost turned her over to a woman called the white witch, but Mr. Tomnas ended up really liking Lucy so he couldn’t do it. Instead he led her back to the wardrobe door. When Lucy got back to her brothers and sister, she found out that no time had gone by at all since she walked into the wardrobe. Susan, Peter and Edmund didn’t believe Lucy when she told them there was another world called Narnia inside the wardrobe. Edmund was always following her around asking if she found any new countries in the cupboards lately, but Eventually Edmund found his way into the wardrobe land too, and met the white witch. She was kind to him, but was really a witch, and he allied himself with her. And without knowing he agreed to turn his brother and sisters over to her later he realizes the gravity of his mistake and how much of his brothers anger he is risking. Then Susan, Peter, Lucy and Edmund all find their way into Narnia and find out that the lion called Aslan expects them to be queens and kings over all in Narnia. In the rest of the book the children face danger, sorcery, death and sadness as they fight to survive the battle of good versus evil.
The theme in this story I believe talks about God. There was a part in the story where the lion Aslan says this. “When a man who has done no wrong offers himself in a traitors place, the stone table will crack and death itself shall be denied.” In my opinion I think the author is talking about the crucifixion.
I would most definitely recommend this book to any young reader. The author, C. S. Lewis, combines biblical application with fiction to help the young non-believer with his or her struggle to believe how even just one little sin will condemn us to Hell and how Jesus’ love for the weakest and smallest person changed the world.
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