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To what extent can Aslan be compared to Jesus Christ in The lion, the witch and the wardrobe?

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Cecilia Mzayek

on 25 September 2011

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Transcript of To what extent can Aslan be compared to Jesus Christ in The lion, the witch and the wardrobe?

Topic sentences What I've done so far: Research My Extended Essay Notes To What extent can Aslan be compared to Jesus Christ in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? Why? (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Aslan’s sacrifice on the stone table to save Edmund is a direct representation of Jesus’ crucifixion for the sake of humankind  Aslan’s resurrection after his murder is a mirror image of Christ’s resurrection.  Narnians swear by ‘the Lion’s mane,’ similarly, Christians swear by Jesus Christ.  Aslan is always present when desperation arises; like Jesus Christ, he is there for those who need him  Through his teachings, Jesus Christ has offered guidance, or a path to follow. Similarly, Aslan offers guidance to those who accept it throughout the seven books of The chronicles of Narnia.  In Prince Caspian, Aslan turns a well of water into a well of red-wine; this illustrates Jesus Christ’s miracle at the last dinner when he turned water to wine and bread to fish.  Aslan always has followers who believe in him and trust him. This symbolises Jesus Christ’s followers; more particularly his disciples.  Both Aslan and Jesus Christ consider themselves as equal to others of their world. However, Aslan created Narnia, while Christ was not even present at the creation of this world. I fell in love with the world of Narnia when I first read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the age of 11 When I found out about the religious symbolism in The Chronicles of Narnia, I was surprised and intrigued I have also always been intrigued by the various perspectives people have on religion, and I thought the extended essay would be a perfect opportunity to explore in depth C.S. Lewis' view on Christianity. The Christian World of C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis: Letters to Children C. S. Lewis's Case for Christ: Insights from Reason, Imagination and Faith Various Essays
Next Things to do: Continue writing essay Read the supportive texts Write introduction and conclusion Read the books Finished paragraph 1 and started paragraph 2
Wrote all topic sentences and started planning the PEEEDL paragraphs My aim is to hand in my first complete draft by October 6th
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