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CS Lewis' symbolism in writing

CS Lewis' symbolism in writing

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  • 1. Symbolism in Writing
    By Amy Fetter
    C.S. Lewis
    5/8/2010
    Prof Owens ENG 1102 XTIS
  • 2. Mythological
    Entered into through a wardrobe
    Inhabited by dwarfs, giants, and cintaurs
    Good vs. Evil
    Aslan represents good
    The White Witch represents evil
    In an eternal winter due to the White Witches curse on Narnia like Satan’s hold on our world
    Narnia
  • 3. The Children
    Lucy
    A believer
    The one who discovered Narnia
    Represents “child-like faith”
    Susan
    The Queen of Narnia
    Represents Mary of the Bible
    Peter
    A strong leader
    Becomes the King of Narnia
    Represents the Apostle Peter
    Edmund
    Betrays the others
    Represents all Mankind
  • 4. A lion who brings warmth with him
    Represents Jesus Christ
    The creator of Narnia
    Sacrifices himself to save everyone else, just as Jesus did
    States that he is even on the other side of the wardrobe, just known by a different name
    Aslan
  • 5. Aslan
    His name means Lion in Turkish.He is a lion but is sometimes referred to as a lamb.
    In the story as it draws closer to Aslan'sreturn to Narnia, ice begins to thaw and spring begins because the witch's power is weakening, this might suggest that as Christ comes there is a deminishingof the strength of evil and an increasing intensity of Christ’s Spirit, presence and power.
  • 6. Queen Jadis
    The White Witch
    Rules Narnia with evil for 100 years
    Represents Satan
    Beautiful but Evil
    Curses Narnia with ice for all of her rule
  • 7. Lucy’s Healing Potion = Christ’s Blood
    Aslan’s Breath = The Resurrection Power of the Holy Spirit
    The Stone Table = The cross
    Susan’s Horn = Prayer
    Helmet = Salvation
    Shield = Faith
    Other Significant Symbols
  • 8. In the end after the great battle, Aslan's authority, and those worthy, are set in places of authority to judge in his kingdom, which follows that when Christ's kingdom is fully restored that humans are even to judge the world and angels .
    The Final Battle and Judgement Day

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