The Lion And The Wardrobe Research Paper

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis has become a classic among fantastical literature. The books from the chronicles being read in schools, among adults, and have been transformed into a billion dollar movie franchise. While the books themselves were written in a time where the actions and attitudes towards the female characters would not seem out of place, or in anyway unjust, however as time and attitudes currently stand, the way the female characters in the novel are presented can be viewed as sexist. The way the main female characters are pot rayed emotionally, the things that they appear to be interested in, and the way they are treated in regard to the battle are all things, that in regard to how attitudes have changed can be seen in a very sexist manner. In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the two main female characters are Susan and Lucy. They are residence of our world who stumble upon Narnia through a wardrobe with their brothers. Susan and Lucy are painted in a very narrow light concerning their…show more content…
Father Christmas makes it very clear that “‘…battles are ugly when women fight.’” (119) While Peter was gifted with a sword and a shield, Susan was gifted with a bow that was enchanted so that it could not miss, and only for protection, and a horn to call for help. Lucy was no more fairly gifted with a dagger - only for protection, and a potion for her to use to heal others. Putting a bow and arrows, and the dagger aside as they are only gifted for use of protection under extreme circumstances, it is no coincidence that in history women are typically views are characters who are in need of a saviour, which explains Susan’s horn. Women are also typically viewed as healers, healing those who are sick or have been injured in battle, as is the case with

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