A Guide Through Narnia (Wheaton Literary Series) by Martha C. Sammons

By Martha C. Sammons

A consultant via Narnia was once one of many first in-depth reviews of C.S. Lewis's seven Chronicles of Narnia. the point of interest and association of this revised and improved version is on why Lewis wrote the books as fairy stories, the easiest "Form" for his rules. it's written for either scholars and students who are looking to extend their realizing of those well known classics. Chapters contain: -Seeing images: How the books have been written, chronological summaries, e-book historical past -Selecting the appropriate shape: Why Lewis selected the fairy story shape, fairy story parts and elegance -Seeing guy as Hero: baby heroes -Stealing earlier Dragons: features of non secular delusion, allegory and "supposition," Christian components -Stepping in the course of the Door: topics and results of fable -Dictionary of Names and areas Martha C. Sammons is Professor of English at Wright country collage.

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Later, although he forgets to say "thank you," Aslan understands without a word from Digory. " He feels great sadness over Edmund's treachery, too. He can also be joyously playful. Who can forget the lively romp with Aslan that Lucy and Susan experience after his "resurrection"? It is like playing both with a thunderstorm and a kitten. He gives them a wonderful ride on his back. His mane flying, he never tires, never misses his footing. At the end of Prince Caspian's adventures, Aslan leads the children, animals, new followers, and even Bacchus himself in a riotous, festive parade through town.

Aslan's brightness contrasts with the dull red light of Jadis' Charn or the sick greenish light of the Shallow-Lands. Similarly, Aslan's mane gives off a lovely perfume which contrasts with the foul stench of Tashbaan and its god. Sensing Aslan's warm breath, Shasta knows the "thing" walking beside him is alive. Falling at his feet, he experiences all the glory of his power, his fiery brightness and perfume: "The High King above all kings stooped towards him. Its mane, and some strange and solemn perfume that hung about the mane, was all round him.

The Head of Experiment House becomes hysterical and is "made an Inspector to interfere with other Heads. " Once she and others have been expelled, Experiment House becomes quite a good school after all. Even in Narnia, though, education can go bad. " Aslan rescues a poor schoolgirl, Gwendolen, stuck inside a typical girls' school: "The walls became a mass of shimmering green, and leafy branches arched overhead where the ceiling had been. Miss Prizzle found she was standing on grass in a forest glade ....

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