Biblical Allusions in "The Magician's Nephew" Essay

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew is very interesting story-wise. It has a lot of good morals and allegories teaching integrity, self-control and wisdom and is mostly composed of biblical allusions.

A biblical allusion is to use a reference from the bible to communicate a hidden meaning. You could compare your best friend to Jonathan, King David’s loyal friend in the books of Samuel. You could also illustrate faith through the strength of the disciples as they remained faithful even in persecution. Many biblical allusions can be found here in “The Magician’s Nephew”.

The problems of the main characters, Digory and Polly, started when they entered the world of Charn. Out of curiosity, Digory rang a bell that had awoken
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Digory keeps his faith in Aslan and resists the temptation, thus returning the apple to its Creator., Digory is rewarded with an apple grown from the tree that had been planted where he threw the silver apple as Aslan instructed. He brings the apple home to our world and his mother was healed instantly. This illustration of faith and self-control was clearly portrayed in allusion to the famous Adam and Eve story wherein Eve is tempted; mankind gets the gift of knowledge between good and evil but is cursed with despair and death as we are separated from God through sin and disobedience. Had she not disobeyed, we would probably have the gift of life just as the Digory had been given the apple of healing as a reward for his integrity.

In conclusion, there are a lot of lessons we can learn in this story because of its biblical allusions. If you read the bible, you will find some of the stories in the Chronicles and the scriptures very comparable. Besides the fictional story that gives you moral lessons, reading the bible to know the hidden meaning behind these truths will enlighten you and even change your life. Jesus also told parables, and it can help you in your daily life to live better in honesty, honor, trust, conviction, hope and