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The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe: The Movie

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There are many movies that deal with mystical adventures and religious adventures, but none compare to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. In this particular movie Andrew Adamson depicts how children living during the 1940’s couldn’t escape the reality of the world they live in, even with their religious beliefs. This movie takes place during a time of depression. It was the 1940’s, World War II was in full force and the Nazis were steam-rolling through countries. This particular movie deals with four kids and how they were sent away from Great Britain because of the Nazi invasion, also known as the Great Battle of Britain. During this time most kids were transported out of there because of the danger that was presented. Over 800,000 children were evacuated because parents would rather save them so they could live a happy full life then have them living in subways underground listening to artillery go off all day. The four children in this movie are sent off far away to live with a professor in a mysterious house. Most adults evacuated their homes and spent night after night in underground stations hearing Nazi bombers shell the city all night long. “But the Germans were unable to break the spirit of the British people: civilian morale remained high…” (Milne). One thing the Germans were able to break was their spirituality. During this time religion was very important and most of the members of society had a firm religious belief. After this incident, religion was seen as not necessary. Many people thought it failed them, their religion was supposed to keep them safe. How does God let that happen to them? One of the main purposes of the book was to convince people not to give up their faith. Just because something bad happened, doesn’t mean something good can’t ever happen again. It helped people realize that bad things happen for an ultimately greater purpose. “Church attendance in Great Britain steadily declined, and faith in a deity was replaced by faith in one’s own ability to succeed in a world devoid of God” (Milne). These people really started disliking God and abandoned their beliefs. It’s a good thing the book came out when it did. At the point of its release, religion was pretty much non-existent. This book tried proving why we all need religion to live happy, healthy lives. “A story which asserts that even in a universe corrupted by evil, there still exists beauty, truth (standards of right and wrong), joy, and the presence of a benevolent creator who will eventually make all things right” (Milne).
This story is about children and for children because it has that mystical and fantasy aspect to it. Just because it appeals to children doesn’t mean it can’t appeal to adults as well. It appealed to older people, but not for the same reason. This book has many hidden messages that were only clear to older people. It didn’t only have that adventurous type of stuff little children want, it also had religious...

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