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Biblical Allusion: "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"

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Transcript of Biblical Allusion: "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"

Biblical Symbol
In
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
, crucifixion is the Biblical symbol. This is what both the Bible and
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
have in common.
Biblical Allusion
The crucifixion of Jesus
How is this an Allusion?
Do you know why the crucifixion of Aslan is a biblical allusion? Well, as you read on you will soon find out. The lion, Aslan, the king of Narnia, is depicted as God or Jesus in
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
. It is an allusion because the lion was crucified like Jesus, though they were both loving and thoughtful. Aslan had sacrificed himself, for the sake of Edmund, who is one of the main characters in the book. This is like Jesus who died for living things, so we could be able to go to heaven. Also like Jesus, Aslan rises from the dead. This is why this example is an allusion and has relevance to the Bible.
Biblical Allusions
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
By: Hallie Nee

The crucifixion of Jesus is a biblical allusion because C.S. Lewis had used this idea from the Bible and put it into his story,
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Section 41
Biblical Allusions
Project

3/31/14
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is written by the famous author and poet, C.S Lewis.
This story has a biblical theme to it: Spirituality and forgiveness.

The Title
The title of the book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe represents the difference between good and evil, right and wrong. The lion, Aslan is the good, truthful, and caring ruler of Narnia, while the witch is the lying and evil character who stands for eternal winter in the story. The wardrobe is the armoire that leads towards Narnia.
C.S. Lewis
The author C.S. Lewis who wrote
The Cronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
was in born on November 29th in 1898 and died on November 22nd in 1963. He was known as a Christian man who believed in God. The book,
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
was written to present Lewis' faith.
The Situation: 5 W's
What?:
The crucifixion of Aslan was inspired by the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
Why?
The lion and Jesus both sacrificed themselves to save others.
When?
Jesus was crucified approximately in 33 A.D. and it is unknown what year it was when Aslan was crucified in Narnia, though the characters were in Narnia during War World II.
Where?
Aslan was crucified in Narnia, and Jesus was crucified outside of Jerusalem.
Who?
Jesus and Aslan, the king of Narnia were both crucified.
In the story of the crucifixon of Jesus, Jeus is forced and willing to die for his people. He was crucified on a cross, and it was a long and painful death. Jesus was dead for three days and then resurrected, or rose from the dead.
The Crucifixion of Jesus
The Allusion Excerpt
At that moment they heard from behind them a loud noise—a great cracking, deafening noise as if a giant had broken a giant's plate.... The Stone Table was broken into two pieces by a great crack that ran down it from end to end; and there was no Aslan.
"Who's done it?" cried Susan. "What does it mean? Is it more magic?"
"Yes!" said a great voice from behind their backs. "It is more magic." They looked round. There, shining in the sunrise, larger than they had seen him before, shaking his mane (for it had apparently grown again) stood Aslan himself.
"Oh, Aslan!" cried both the children, staring up at him, almost as much frightened as they were glad....
"But what does it all mean?" asked Susan when they were somewhat calmer.
"It means," said Aslan, "that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation. She would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backward."

"Important Quotes Explained." SparkNotes. SparkNotes, n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2014.

The Quote
The excerpt from the book,
The Lion, the Witch,and the Wardrobe
demonstates the resurrection of Aslan and how it relates to Jesus by knowing that He once was killed and eventually rose from the dead.
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