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Lion, Witch And Wardrobe Book Review

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Narnia Project

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is set during World War II. There are four children who had to be sent to live with Professor Kirke because their mother wanted them to be safe. The children decide to play hide and seek in the house one day and the youngest girl Lucy found a wardrobe to hide in. When Lucy was in the wardrobe she found herself in a strange place. The wardrobe had led her to a land full of snow. When Lucy started walking around she met a fawn named Tumnus. He took her to his house. She became friends with him until he broke down and explained to her that he worked for the White Witch. He was supposed to capture humans, but she begged him to let her go, which he did.

When Lucy came back through the wardrobe her siblings thought she was crazy for ever making something like that up. When Lucy decided to go back through the wardrobe, the younger boy, Edmund, followed her. He found himself enjoying Turkish delights with the White Witch that Tumnus had told Lucy about. Lucy and Edmund met at the lamppost which is the border between Narnia and the real world.

One day all the children had to hide from the housekeeper and so they went to the wardrobe. When they got in all four of them found themselves in Narnia. Lucy wanted them to meet Tumnus but he had been arrested. They set out to try to find him when they came across Mr. Beaver. He explained that all they could do is go see Aslan, who is the King of Narnia. The children all agreed except for Edmund because he liked the White Witch so he set out to warn her. When she hears this she is furious because she doesn't want the children to rule Narnia, and overthrow her.

The Witch set out to get to Aslan before the children but failed. Aslan's followers set out to find Edmund and he was rescued. The Witch and Aslan talk and The White Witch wanted Edmund's life because she said he was a traitor. Aslan sacrificed his life for Edmunds. Susan and Lucy stay with his dead body over night but when they woke up he was gone. Aslan rose from the dead and he killed the White Witch.

The four children ruled over Narnia and became adults. They came back to the lamppost and when they went back, no time had passed and they told the professor all about Narnia and he said they would go back again.

The good parts in this book to me were how it showed the Christian faith. I also liked when Aslan rose form the dead. It made me think of the love that Jesus gave to us, because Aslan sacrificed his life for the sins Edmund made, just as Jesus died for our sins.

I also liked how Lucy kept pushing her brothers and sisters to believe her about Narnia. She did not give up on what she believed in. This to me resembles how we have to believe in God no matter how crazy people tell us we are. We have to keep pushing them to believe and encounter the same joy of Christ or the same joy of being in a land of snow.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, is a Christian allegory but to me it makes the Christian faith seem more of a fairy tale. The book makes it seem easier to become a Christian than it really is. This is only an opinion but when I read the book it seemed to me that the book made it seem like all you had to do was walk through a door.

The other thing about the book I didn't like was when Aslan (the Christ like figure) said that he could not promise them he would be there for the Children but Christ clearly says I will be with you always and I will not leave you or forsake you. (1 Chron 28:20).



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