Monday, October 23, 2023

Week #43 – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

Welcome to 2023!  On Mondays this year, let’s discuss and have fun with books. No I’m not writing book reviews. But this website is for writers, and writers like books right? So let’s have FUN with books!

Week #43 – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, 1950

The first book in the Chronicles of Narnia. Siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, step through a wardrobe door and into Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the White Witch. Aslan the Great Lion gives his life to save one of the children and later rises from the dead, an allegory of Jesus Christ. Aslan and the children work to free Narnia from the White Witch.,_the_Witch_and_the_Wardrobe

It was made into a movie in 2005

Allegory: an “extended metaphor”; a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted with a hidden meaning.

Allegory in literature

Dr. Seuss wrote quite a few stories as allegories. Examples are “The Sneetches” [racism, prejudice] and “The Lorax” [environmentalism]. Other examples are George Orwell's Animal Farm [communism] and pretty much everything by Aesop, for example The Tortoise and the Hare [determination and consistency].

Have you read any of the Chronicles of Narnia? Tell us in the comments!

1 comment:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great book, great series, great message.