By Martha C. Sammons
A consultant via Narnia used to be one of many first in-depth reports of C.S. Lewis's seven Chronicles of Narnia. the focal point and association of this revised and extended variation is on why Lewis wrote the books as fairy stories, the easiest "Form" for his principles. it really is written for either scholars and students who are looking to extend their figuring out of those well known classics. Chapters contain: -Seeing photos: How the books have been written, chronological summaries, booklet heritage -Selecting definitely the right shape: Why Lewis selected the fairy story shape, fairy story components and elegance -Seeing guy as Hero: baby heroes -Stealing earlier Dragons: features of spiritual fable, allegory and "supposition," Christian parts -Stepping throughout the Door: topics and results of delusion -Dictionary of Names and locations Martha C. Sammons is Professor of English at Wright kingdom college.
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It is she who first enters Narnia through the Wardrobe. She and Susan are privileged to accompany Aslan to his sacrifice, and for their faithfulness they experience a joyous ride on his back. In fact, Lucy seems to be spiritually closer to Aslan than anyone else, and they seem to share a special relationship of love! During the children's long trek with Prince Caspian, Aslan appears to Lucy before any of the others. His voice, which she has been longing for, is the one she loves best in the world: "She rushed to him.
I got so envoveled [sic] in them all I did was eat, sleep, and read. I wanted to write to you and tell you I understand the books. I mean about the sy [m] bols and all .... I know that to me Aslan is God. And all the son's and daughter's of Adam and Eve are God's children. I have my own philosophies about the books. If it is possible I would like to meet you. None of my friends (well some of them) liked the books. I tried to explain to them but they don't understand about symbols. "5 In fact, some children understood Aslan so well that they began to love Aslan more than Jesus.
Some said it was not nearly so mixed as the minds of the people who ran it. " Elsewhere, Lewis attacks so-called "democratic" education which, so no one will feel inferior, levels courses so that there is less distinction between "intelligent" and "stupid" students. " They discuss "exports and imports and governments and drains" in great detail but say little about dragons. So, since Eustace has read none of the right books, he has no idea what a dragon is and consequently has to turn into one before he learns!
A Guide Through Narnia (Wheaton Literary Series) by Martha C. Sammons