C.S. Lewis, “one of the greatest Christian authors of the 20th century”(The Life & Faith of C.S. Lewis: The Magic Never Ends), was the writer of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, which is now one of most successful books in history. “None of ANY of his 38 books have ever been OUT of print.” The archetypes and themes in this book are what distinguishes the book from others.
Many consider The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’s theme to be Good vs. Evil, however I believe that the theme is fantasy/imagination because without fantasy/imagination this book would not exist. It is important for the readers to have a creative sense of imagination because without one, the book would not be realistic.
“ Science begins with the world we have to live in, accepting its data and trying to explain its laws. From there, it moves toward the imagination: it becomes a mental construct, a model of a possible way of interpreting experience. The further it goes in this direction, the more it tends to speak the language of mathematics, which is really one of the languages of the imagination, along with literature and music. Art on the other hand, begins with the world we construct, not with the world we see. It starts with the imagination, and then works toward ordinary experience.” (Columbia World of Quotations)
Through a mystical wardrobe, an entirely different world awaited the arrival of the Pevensie children. The children embarked on a treacherous journey across the enchanting land of Narnia. Upon meeting several magical creatures, the Pevensie children formed unbreakable bonds. “But she did want to have one more look inside it; for by this time she was beginning to wonder herself whether Narnia and the Faun had not been a dream.” (Lewis 27)
“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (New International Version, Matthew 6:12-14). This verse relates to temptation and sin in the book because of the interactions between Jadis and Edmund. Aslan portrays a Godly figure because he is responsible for saving Edmund in his time of need due to temptation. As an example, Turkish Delight was a temptation that lured Edmund into the White Witches evil trap. By eating the Turkish Delight, Edmund became fixated on...