Comparing The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe By C. S. Lewis

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Reading a book and having the author being able to take you into a whole other world is the most fantastic thing literature has to offer. One minute you are sitting in your bed enjoying a cup of tea and the next you are in the magical land of Narnia conversing with a faun and attempting to get the evil White Witch to reverse the spell of eternal winter. My mother read this book to me about a hundred times when I was younger and each time it was able to grab my attention as vividly as the previous time. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis is one of the most vividly captivating novels and the setting in which the storyline takes place expanded by imagination and creativity in the way that a fantasy novel never had before. The book begins rather mundanely with a group of children being sent to spend some time at an old professor’s house during the war because of the air raids. The children are playing hide-and-go-seek one day and the youngest girl, Lucy, decides to hide in an old wardrobe filled with a bunch of winter coats. She searches for the back of the cabinet to hide herself as best as she can but ends up stumbling upon an entirely separate world that can only be accessed through this wardrobe. The way in which C. S. Lewis…show more content…
Lions are notoriously dominant and aggressive animals but in this book he represents valor and gentleness. He is the character that gathers an army of animals to revolt against the White Witch. He does this by using reason and logic to bring different species of animals together into one, cohesive army. Because Aslan was a lion he was a strong character that could be followed by all other species of animals and they were confident in his abilities. It was a contradictory choice by C. S. Lewis but it worked well for the book and made sense in the context of the

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