These events include the coming of the Antichrist, an ape14 aptly named Shift, whose actions lead to the enslavement and wanton killing of the true citizens of Narnia.
Writing[ edit ] Lewis described the origin of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in an essay titled "It All Began with a Picture":  The Lion all began with a picture of a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood.
His characters are not only likeable and very human, but also symbolise different types of Christian believers.Without their skilled assistance, the heroes would probably fail in their task. His good deed is later given away to the Witch by Edmund. The Screwtape Letters [ edit ] There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils Lewis to Arthur Greeves — , p. Book I, Chapter 1, "The Law of Human Nature" The most dangerous thing you can do is to take any one impulse of your own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs. As the "son of the Emperor beyond the sea" an allusion to God the Father , Aslan is the all-powerful creator of Narnia. Also in August Lewis had given instructions to Douglas Gresham to destroy all his unfinished or incomplete fragments of manuscript when his rooms at Magdalene College, Cambridge were being cleaned out, following his resignation from the college early in the month. The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to Him. In those we see its final result. Rowling on ethical grounds   and literary critic John Goldthwaite in The Natural History of Make-Believe for elitism and snobbery in the books. Tumnus , a faun , is the first individual Lucy who calls him "Mr. All the other people in between are ploughing the sand. Setting the events in the medieval and chivalric world of Narnia, Lewis manages to tone down the poignant misery and iniquity of the crucifixion, while still conveying a sense of its horror, as of repercussions of what might have happened had good not triumphed over evil.
He has not left that open to us. This novel focuses on four children living in London who discover a magic amulet.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the story of four young siblings who discover this new world by entering a wardrobe. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less. This would be anticlimactic if the reader has already been introduced to Narnia in The Magician's Nephew and already knows the origins of Narnia, the wardrobe, and the lamp post.
The vast amount of scholarly and literary research completed on the series to date makes it clear that the religious interpretation of the Chronicles is only limited by the amount of time and effort one has to spend. It forbids them, like the inquisitor, to admit any grain of truth or good in their opponents, it abrogates the ordinary rules of morality, and it gives a seemingly high, super-personal sanction to all the very ordinary human passions by which, like other men, the rulers will frequently be actuated.
And most of all, the sudden realisation that from now on, there is no turning back.
We discern the freshness and purity of the morning, but they do not make us fresh and pure.