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    1. 1. The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis Presenter: Cindy
    2. 2. <ul><li>Meet the Author--Clive Staples Lewis </li></ul><ul><li>Main Points about this novel </li></ul><ul><li>Main Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>Point of View </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Questions of this novel </li></ul><ul><li>Question for discussion </li></ul>Outlines 
    3. 3. C(live) S(taples) Lewis (1898~1963) <ul><li>C. S. Lewis was known to his friends as Jack . </li></ul><ul><li>He was a medievalist, Christian apologist, literary critic, academic, radio broadcaster, and essayist. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Meet the Author <ul><li>Named Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge in 1954, C. S. Lewis was known in England as an apologist for and proponent of Christianity, and indeed we see those beliefs alive in this book, e.g., the lion Aslan can be seen as a Christ figure who rescues Narnia from being “always winter, never Christmas.” </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Lewis was a close friend of J. R. R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings . </li></ul><ul><li>Both authors were leading figures in the English faculty at Oxford University and in the informal Oxford literary group known as the “ Inklings .” </li></ul>Meet the Author
    6. 6. Other Books by C. S. Lewis <ul><li>He is also known for his fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters , The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy . </li></ul>
    7. 7. Main Points about this novel <ul><li>It tells the story of four siblings –Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter – sent to live on the estate of a mysterious professor to escape the horrors of the WWII bombing of London. </li></ul><ul><li>While playing hide-and-seek , the youngest child, Lucy, discovers the world of Narnia. She convinces her brothers and sister to journey through the open back of a magical wardrobe to travel to Narnia with her. </li></ul><ul><li>Narnia, a once-peaceful land in habited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants, has been cursed wit h e ternal winter by the evil but beautiful White Witch, Jadis. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Main Characters-- people <ul><li>Lucy </li></ul><ul><li>Peter </li></ul><ul><li>Susan </li></ul><ul><li>Edmund </li></ul><ul><li>Old professor: Temporary guidance to the </li></ul><ul><li>children </li></ul><ul><li>The White Witch or White Queen: Evil queen of </li></ul><ul><li>Narnia </li></ul><ul><li>The Dwarf: Assistant to the White Witch </li></ul>Brothers and sisters who discover the world of Narnia
    9. 9. Main Characters-- animals <ul><li>Mr. Tumnus: Faun, Lucy’s first friend in </li></ul><ul><li>Narnia </li></ul>
    10. 10. Fantasy <ul><li>Fantasy operates in imagined worlds, or is based in the movement between this world and an invented world. </li></ul><ul><li>A key feature of the fantasy genre is the use of a ‘doorway’ or ‘portal’ that connects the ‘real’ world with the fantasy one , for example, the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland , the wardrobe in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe . </li></ul>
    11. 11. P oint of V iew <ul><li>  The narrator speaks in the third person and focuses on what the children can observe. </li></ul><ul><li>The narrator is omniscient, and knows the hidden motives and emotions of the characters. </li></ul><ul><li>The narrator alternates between providing insight into the actions and thoughts of Lucy, Aslan, and Edmund. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Setting <ul><li>S etting (time)   : World War II </li></ul><ul><li>S etting (place)   : The English countryside and the magical land of Narnia </li></ul>
    13. 13. Question 1: Who is the first to reach Narnia? Peter Susan Lucy
    14. 14. Question 2: What is a faun? half man, half goat half man, half dwarf half man, half horse
    15. 15. Question 3: Who tells the children about Aslan? Mr. Tumnus Mr. and Mrs. Beaver the White Witch
    16. 16. Question 4: Who befriends the White Witch? Susan Edmund Peter
    17. 17. Question for Discussion <ul><li>What is the power of Turkish delight in Edmund’s life? How does it captivate and enslave him? What is the Turkish delight in your life? </li></ul>
    18. 18. Thank you!