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N this world it was as one remembers a dream The real world is boring it s mundane unimaginative and dry So humans create fantasy as a means of escape We watch movies or go to the theatre to see something interesting than the standard realities of the everyday We paint pictures and gaze up at the stars We play video games and roleplay We dream Authors like CS Lewis and JK Rowling show us this miserable world they show us its tones of grey Then underneath it all they reveal something spectacular they reveal fantasy So we have four rather ordinary children about to embark on an extraordinary adventure As a child I used to always daydream I ve always been somewhat introverted and would prefer imagining faraway places than existing in the now I still do this as an adult And this is why I love fantasy so much because it is so immersive it literally takes my mind away Lucy Susan Edward and Peter are the lucky ones When they stumble across the wardrobe the gateway into a interesting realm they experience something spectacular She did not shut it properly because she new that it is very silly to shut oneself into a wardrobe even if it is not a magic one Sure there s a war going on And certainly there s an evil witch going around murdering people But for me that d be a price worth paying For in Narnia there is also Aslan and a whole bunch of interesting characters There is hope magic and companionship The wise old Aslan though is the star of the show He sacrifices himself for his friends for his people Though one issue I have with the book and one that makes me very much aware of the text as a construct is the uestions over why Aslan actually needed to the four children He pretty much deals with the problems by himself There s prophecy involved but on a plot level he clearly could have sorted this mess out without any outside interference I ve seen a lot of hate over these books because of the Christian allegories involved in the storytelling Now I find this somewhat stupid I m not a Christian far from it but you can t really criticise a book because of this It s incredibly na ve It would be like judging Jane Eyre based on its feminism aspects or Shakespeare s exploration of colonialism in The Tempest It s silly This book is undeniable full of Christian dogmatism But it s what the author wanted it to be If you read Tolkien s work there are so many allusions the world wars this doesn t affect the overall storytelling It s simply what is there Read this with an open mind as an English Literature student I read the bible I don t believe the words inside but I can still enjoy the experience And this story is no different Take it for what it is Wrong will be right when Aslan comes in sightAt the sound of his roar sorrows will be no When he bares his teeth winter meets its deathAnd when he shakes his mane we shall have spring again And that s something special I do however much prefer the works of Tolkien I feel that his writing is universal in terms of age audience With this though I m very much aware of it as a children s book The prose is designed to sound like a children s bedtime story in places That s not exactly a bad thing though I love Narnia but I can at least from my perspective objectively say that Tolkien was a better writer Though what Narnia does have is Aslan It s hard not to Aslan Wouldn t it be just wonderful if he met Gandalf Could you imagine the stories those two could share I m dreaming againFacebook Twitter Insta Academia The Lion The Witch The Wardrobe Chronicles of Narnia 1 CS LewisThe Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel for children by C S Lewis published by Geoffrey Bles in 1950 It is the first published and best nown of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia 1950 1956 Among all the author s books it is also the most widely held in libraries Although it was written as well as published first in the series it is volume two in recent editions which are seuenced by the stories chronology the first being The Magician s Nephew In 1940 four siblings Peter Susan Edmund and Lucy whose surname we will learn in a later book is Pevensie are among many children evacuated from London during World War II to escape the Blitz They are sent to the countryside to live with an old professor later to be named Digory Kirke Exploring the professor s house Lucy finds a wardrobe which doubles as a magic portal
a forest in a called Narnia At a lamppost oddly located in the forest she meets Tumnus a faun who invites her to tea in his home There the faun confesses that he invited her not out of hospitality but with the intention of betraying her to the White Witch The witch has ruled Narnia for years using magic to eep it frozen in a perpetual winter She has ordered all Narnians to turn in any humans Sons of Adam or Daughters of Eve they come across But now that he has come to now and like a human Tumnus repents Daughters of Eve they come across But now that he has come to now and like a human Tumnus repents original intention and escorts Lucy back to the lamppost 2002 1377 218 9646038085 1379 166 1382 16 9647100116 1384 20 1386 236 9644178505 1392 238 9789644178504 1387 168 9789648890846 10071399 Book 22 of 30 for my 30 day reading challenge If you ve ever wondered which literary world would be the best to live in wonder no longer cause there s a BookTube Video to answer that The Written Review One day you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again It s like CS Lewis was speaking to me I never read these as a child but now that I m in my mid twenties I m feeling the urge to visit all those childhood classics I never read And I m so glad I did Peter did not feel very brave indeed he felt he was going to be sick But that made no difference to what he had to do Four siblings on a rainy day play hide and seek The youngest discovers an incredible secret in the back of the old wardrobe in their uncle s house After a fair amount of convincing she and her three siblings set out to explore and are soon whisked into the land of Narnia Narnia It s all in the wardrobe just like I told you Could you imagine a magical world I ve watched the movie as a id but reading the book It s 110% better The amazing characters from Mr Tumnus to the White ueen just tie this story together UnforgettableAudiobook CommentsRead by Michael York and this was a pleasure to listen to I felt like a little id being read toYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading. T tests and much for an indepth study of the story This is NOT the paperback novel. ,To A Forest In A
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Aking advantage of this fact she immediately makes it clear that she tricked him I mean how did someone that incompetent take over in the first placeSelectively stupid characters are silly and convenient especially as villains because this completely undermines their role as foil It is impressive when characters overcome challenges but not when challenges simply crumble before them The children are lucky the ueen was of a fart stealing Old Nick than a Miltonian Satan otherwise they never would have stood a chanceIt is interesting to look at how many Christian authors have tried to reconcile their faith with complex fairy mythologies not that Christianity doesn t have its own magical fairy tales but these other traditions are not exactly compatible Dante has Virgil lead him through hell the Buddha was made into a saint holidays were given new meanings even if they often Ion Adventure in the Heartland, Volume 1 kept old symbols and names and magical monsters were also given a place in the new faithIn the Middle Ages monks compiled Bestiaries which described the roles of dragons unicorns and real animals in Christian synbolism there were even century spanning debates about whether dog headed men were descended from Adam These books were rarely accurate but allowed Christian theology to adopt many stories and superstitions from earlier periods for instance the connection between unicorns and virginity or the belief that pelicans fed their own blood to their young in imitation of communionSo Lewis attempt to take myth and adapt it to a Christian cosmology is hardly new there is a long and storied tradition explored throughout the Chivalric period and recognizable today in books like The Once and Future King but Lewis doesn t do a very good job of reconciling these disparate mythologiesLike most Protestants Lewis religion was a modern one not magical and mystical but reasonable and utilitarian He did not draw on the elaborate convoluted apocrypha of hallucinatory monsters and miracles that mystics obsess over instead he made a small sane reasonable magical world which rather defeats the point It is unfortunate that many of today s readers think of Lewis writings as defining English fairy tales since his late additions to the genre are not original nor are they particularly well executed examplesMany authors have come to the genre with much imagination a deeper sense of wonder and a far reaching exploration of magic We have examples from Kipling Lewis Carroll Dunsany Eddison Morris and even modern updates by Gaiman and Clarke Lewis like Tolkien may be a wellnown example but both are rather short sighted and neither one achieves as much as the many talented authors who came beforeI m not saying Lewis is bad merely that he is unremarkable and is hardly preeminent in fantasy or even in children s fantasy However I do think his fundamental message is a bad one even if he didn t realize he was creating it In all his worlds all his stories he takes the sorts of people he dislikes defines them as evil then sets himself apart from them There is no attempt to comprehend or to come to mutual understanding I cannot respect a book which encourages people to vilify what they don t understand and to call isolation righteous If any worldview deserves the epithet of evil it is the sort of willful prideful self indulgent ignorance Lewis displaysMy List of Suggested Fantasy Books This is the first book where I chronicled my thoughts as I read through it with my son I don t Psychotherapy of Personality Disorders know how easy it is for y all to access the record of those here on Goodreads but if you re looking for a detailed account of my thoughts on the book you can look thereI ll say this I ve read a lot of books to my little boy these last couple years and I can honestly say that This book is among the best Good tight writing good description Good action Also there s not a lot of dead space or trashy empty dialogue that just seems to be there to take up space That s become a particular peeve lately And when you re reading a book aloud it becomes really obvious The British slang will be a stumbling blo What s it with British literature How from a relatively small pool of population can such creative writers emerge I don t like CS Lewis s non fiction books but here henocked the ball out of the parkAslan whose antics and decision making and beliefs are
to map is the way by which the children triumph If Alice Wonderland was positively secular TLTWaTW is heavily defined by the Christian mythosThere are many shining examples of pause to let the tension play out before a little of the adventure is revealed Curiously along with wonder it is with the realization that I read this book It s very much Anglo Saxon in nature yet it lends itself to translation so easily It s a book that does not belong to any age decade or era It s a little wonder of writing The figures agree with me This book is apparently one of the top 10 bestselling books of all time Y all are out there watching Avengers Endgame while I am at home watching the classic 80s cartoon of The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe A whole lotta nostalgia going onWhy am I watching it right nowWell I just finished a reread of the book and it is simply as magical as I remember It is "a well written fantasy story that is not too complex and Therefore Is Accessible To Young And Old Alike "well written fantasy story that is not too complex and Therefore Is Accessible To Young And Old Alike Does is accessible to young and old alike It does have Christian allegory but it is up to you whether you want to read it with that in mind or not One thing about the dialogue is that while it is simple there are some words and phrases that are dated to the time period it was written Because of this a dictionary may be helpful every so often throughout the book One place where Google came in uite handy was in the chapter about Turkish Delight It might have been common long ago or in other parts of the world but I was not uite sure what it isFinally the best part of this reread was that I read it out loud to my 7 and 5 year old It feels great to pass great books on to them Also it was magical to watch how much they enjoyed it They we re even drawing pictures of the characters and running around the house pretending to look for the wardrobeSide note some versions of the series have this as the first book Some have it as the second Even though I have read them all before I don t really have an opinion on the matter I think either order is just fine If ever they remembered their life R direct student use Included are activity sheets uizzes vocabulary activities uni. What are you doing on that wardrobe Narnia BusinessI read this book as a book challenge and adored it I had not read this book before and did not Hedge Fund - tome 4 - L'hritire aux vingt milliards know of its existence as a child I would have loved it even then I imagine Four English children removed from London for their safety during WWII are sent to a country manor to live with a professor Lucy is the first to enter the wardrobe and be transported into the secret world of Narnia There she meets a talking faun who eventually warns her about the white witch whoeeps Narnia in a constant state of winter A human s presence in Narnia is threatening to her and the animals are under orders to inform her at once Once back home she informs her siblings who do not believe her until they too eventually enter the wardrobe and the world of NarniaNarnia is full of talking animals magic and the loathsome witch who turns animals into stone statues if they do not do as she pleases With the help of a Beaver couple they escape in time and get to meet Aslan who teaches them true bravery sacrifice and teamworkThis is a great fantasy book for both children and adults alike Suspension of belief and a desire for entertainment is all one needs to enjoy this book The illustrations are precious and go perfectly with the story Lucy looks into a wardrobe I was feeling rather nostalgic this holiday season for some reason and I thought what better way to pay homage to my childhood than by rereading The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe for the first time in a very long time And friends I fell so in love I actually think I m going to make it a holiday tradition to read this book every single December for the rest of my life And it was so funny because I was very apprehensive going in because when I was little I think the religious themes went over my head but I didn t Here Comes The Sissy Bride (My Sissy Husband Confesses, know how overbearing they would be reading this story for the first time as an adult But it honestly wasn t too much I mean some of the characters in Narnia refer to theids as Son of Adam and Daughter of Eve and like I get the parallels with Aslan and Jesus now But I still think it was very thoughtfully done and didn t pull me out of the story or anything like that But if you are unfamiliar with this beloved children s tale this is a story about four children who have been recently adopted by an old professor who lives in a massive house And one rainy day while the Places of Performance kids are bored they decide to explore the house that is now their new home And the youngest of the children find a portal to a magical land ruled by the White Witch who is causing an endless winter Lucy The Best Character Edmund What A Little Shit Peter Good Guy Susan Group Mom Aslan Simba Who Tumnus Second Fave Even Though He Almost Kidnapped My First FaveBut there was so much that I forgot about this story Mr Beaver poppin open a cold one at dinner Tumnus almostidnapping Lucy Everything the professor says to the The Alpha Wolf Bent Me Over kids and how he helps them Edmund being the such a little shit that even my patience was getting tested Turkish Delights Father Christmas and him giving theids weapons as gifts Overall this was just the perfect winter wonderland to me From closet to lamppost to dam to forest to castle I never wanted to leave this adventure I am not sure if it is a lot of nostalgia talking but this was maybe the best thing I read all holiday season It was exactly what I wanted and I was truly enthralled from the first to last page I never wanted to leave this endless Winter Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube TwitchBuddy read with Julie from Pages and Pens My greatest disappointment in The Screwtape Letters was that Lewis was not able to demonstrate what made his good people good or his bad people bad The closest he got to defining goodness was that you could tell the good people from the vague aura of light that surrounded them and which even shone in their cat In this book the cat is much biggerAslan had no character he was just a big dull stand in Lewis often tells us how great he is but never demonstrates what it is that makes him great or impressive Sure he helps the მოგონებები შეფიცულთა რაზმზე kids but all that makes him is a plot facilitator He also has his big Jesus moment but that has the same problem as the original if he alreadynows that there will be no lasting negative outcome how much of a sacrifice is it reallyBut then Aslan isn t based on the original fig cursing church rejecting rebel Jesus but the whitewashed version Like Mickey Mouse on the original fig cursing church rejecting rebel Jesus but the whitewashed version Like Mickey Mouse started out as an oddball troublemaker with his fair share of personality but becoming the smiling face of a multinational organization bent on world domination takes a lot out of a mascot whether your magic castle is in California ordifficult to map is the way by 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RomeSuch a visible figure must become universally appealing universally friendly and loving lest some subseta visible figure must become universally appealing universally friendly and loving lest some subset followers feel left out And it s this Buddy Christ tradition from which Aslan springs Devoid of insight wisdom or charm Aslan is just here to do all the things that our protagonists can t doThis also beggars the uestion why didn t Aslan just take care of all this stuff long before the The Heart of Business kids arrived Why did all the animals and fairies and giants have to suffer the pain of an endless winter We re never given any good reason Aslan had to wait for theids since in the end he does it all on his own anyways Sure Lewis mentions something vague about a prophecy but in fantasy prophecy is always a bandaid authors stick over their plot holes Uh the shlubby nobody is a hero because the prophecy says he is he defeats the ultimate evil because the prophecy says he can The only thing the Treasures of Darkness kids do is help run the battle but this is only necessary because Aslan is absent and he s only absent because theids screwed up meaning the entire thing would have gone off without a hitch if they had never showed up in the first placeIn that regard I have to say Lewis did an excellent job boiling down Christianity into a fable and leaving the problem of evil completely intact Some readers suggest that Aslan lets the ueen take over to teach the Winning Sports Betting Strategies with Betaminic Big Data Tools for Football Betting Systems: A step-by-step guide to using the Betamin Builder Data Analysis ... soccer betting systems (English Edition) kids a lesson but is it really worthwhile to let all the inhabitants of aingdom suffer a century of misery just to teach a few ids about the true meaning of friendshipThe villain is just as poorly constructed and seems less concerned with defeating her enemies than with being pointlessly capricious She manages to trick one of the children but instead of Teachers these time saving student packets feature multiple level reproducibles fo.