Innocence In The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

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Innocence Clive Staples Lewis known as C.S Lewis to most people was born on November 29, 1898. Lewis was excellent at writing Children and Christian literature. He was known to be “One of the greatest Christian authors of the 20th Century” (“Faith”). In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Lewis uses the archetype of trickery and the symbol of the Faun to convey innocence to his readers. He begins his novel with the siblings Lucy, Susan, Peter, and Edmund exploring the house where they are staying during the war. Exploring leads them to a world they could’ve never imagines. ”There, they creep through a huge old wardrobe into an alternate kingdom of fauns, centaurs and talking beavers” (Joyce). In the novel The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lewis uses the archetype of trickery to signify deception between Mr. Tumnus and Lucy. “Charming, but Mr. Tumnus then gives a furtive glance to discover if any spy has seen him with this proscribed human” (Alleva). Mr. Tumnus persuades Lucy into coming to his cave where he would try to turn her over to the White Witch. After they eat Lucy drifts into a sleep, but then wakes up in time to find Mr. Tumnus crying and feeling guilty about what he had planned to do. He then confesses to Lucy about how he was going to turn her over to the White Witch. Lucy does not think he is a bad faun like he says…show more content…
Tumnus. Here, Lewis uses him to represent his innocence towards confessing to Lucy about turning her over to the White Witch. Mr. Tumnus then leads her safely back to the lamppost so she can go back through the wardrobe. As he leads her back he explains about how evil the White Witch is. “‘We must go as quickly as we can, ’said Mr. Tumnus. ’The whole wood is full of her spies. Even some of the trees are on her side’” (Lewis 45). Before she leaves she gives him her handkerchief to dry his tears. Lucy has no idea that he would soon be caught by the White Witch’s police and turned to

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