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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

1940's background information, bio info, overview, literary terms
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Hannah McClintock

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Transcript of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe

C.S. Lewis
Biographical Information

Name: Clive Staples Lewis
Birth Date: November 29, 1898
Place of Birth: Belfast, Ireland
Occupation: Author, Journalist, Professor (Oxford University)
Narnia: Place
Narnia is the fictional land where the majority of our story takes place. Narnia has been overtaken by an evil witch, and many citizens are awaiting the return of their beloved leader Asland. Narnia has been a place of constant winter with no Christmas (symbolism????)
Quotes from C.S. Lewis
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less."
"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me."
"Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement."
"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."
Symbolism
"Symbolism is the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal senses" (literarydevices.net).

Examples:
-Dove is a symbol of peace
-Red rose stands for love or romance
-Black represents evil or death
-A ladder may stand as a symbol for a connection between the heavens and earth
-A broken mirror may symbolize separation
examples from literarydevices.net
The Holocaust
-Mass Genocide
-Concentration Camps
-Nazis
-Result of Hitler's thirst for power
World War II: Time
The time and place in which the story takes place. There can be more than one setting in a novel.
Setting
World War II was initially caused by Germany's invasion of Poland. Britain and France declared war on Germany as a result.
Climax
"The climax is a decisive moment that is of maximum intensity or is a major turning point in a plot" (dictionary.com).
Protagonist
"The protagonist is the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work "(dictionary.com) . There can be more than one protagonist in a story!
Antagonist
"The antagonist is a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with the protagonist" (dictionary.com)
Theme
The theme of the story is the meaning, or the main idea of the story. There can be more than one theme in a story!
Examples:
- Love and Friendship
-The Great Battle
-The Fall from Grace
-Revenge
- The Big Journey
-Sacrifice
* word-for-word themes from delta.edu
THE END
7th Grade Reading
Prezi by: Ms. McClintock
Plot
"The plot is also called storyline. the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story"(dictionary.com).
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