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

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Introduction Through the use of the series C.S Lewis manages to subtly tell the story of the Bible, without many readers noticing. The Chronicles of Narnia has become favorites to many young people, however many of these people never realize that they are reading about the events that happened in the bible disguised as a children’s story. Many of these people think that Narnia is a straightforward children’s story with virtually no deeper meaning. Aslan is meant to symbolize the holy trinity which is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. C.S Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia out of order. The first book that was written by C.S Lewis was The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. It was originally written to be a stand alone; however, C.S Lewis decided to write a second book Prince Caspian as a sequel. Every time that C.S Lewis thought he was done with the Chronicles he would get inspiration for another book. The order that the series should be read is The Magicians Nephew, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe,…show more content…
God died for the sins of humankind, sending his only Son to save a race that is disobedient to His laws. Aslan dies for Edmund, a person who tried to betray him; Aslan forgives Edmund for his betrayal just like how God forgives humankind for sinning against Him. Through the use of Aslan’s death the word of God is seen through a clean lens without the connotations it previously had. Readers can be surprised by a truth in the message because the way it was presented made it more approachable and understandable to modern sensibilities postulates that the simplicity of Aslan’s message may make it easier for children to comprehend. The idea of redemption can be complex for the audience of the Chronicles to comprehend, but viewing Aslan as Edmund’s substitute can be more readily

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