Joseph Smith Essay

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Brian Lee
P&R
2/24/14

Narnia

The book/movie Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, written by C.S. Lewis, who happened to be an extremely religious man, uses many of the characters to portray different people in the Christ’s life. The Christ figure most revolves around Aslan, the great and noble lion of Narnia. The White Witch is used in this story to exemplify Satan. Many times throughout the movie, Aslan is always shown by being surrounded by a multitude of followers who love him, and are willing to follow him to the death. Aslan’s character is much like Christ’s character. He is patient, loving, understanding, and forgiving. Aslan was quickly able to forgive Edmund, who was easily and quickly thought of as a traitor by the rest of the army. Before Edmund was saved and brought to camp, Aslan was ready to forgive him by saying that there must be some reason that he made the decision that he made. Aslan also understands what he must do in order to save Narnia. The prophecy tells us that in order for Narnia to be freed by the White Witch, two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve must overthrow her. But, if the White Witch executes Edmund, as he is hers by property of deep Narnia magic, then Narnia will not be freed. Aslan gives up himself in Edmund’s steed; thus saving Edmund, and freeing all of Narnia. In the movie, it does seem like Aslan was unwilling to go be killed, but like Jesus in the gospel of Mark, he knew that it had to be done. Even Aslan’s death is very much like Jesus Christ’s death. Aslan is bound, beaten, and humiliated by having his mane and fur cut off. The throng of enemies watch him die and mock him up until his death, just like Jesus was mocked by the centurions, other two prisoners, and crowd. Also, like in the gospels, Mary Magdalene and the Virgin Mary would either watch up close, or watch from afar. In the movie, Susan and Lucy were both watching Aslan’s sacrifice from afar. A huge resemblance to Aslan’s death and Christ’s death was his resurrection. Although Aslan did not come back after three days, when he was resurrected, a violent tearing (skitzo) occurred on the Stone Table on which Aslan was sacrificed. The Stone Table was Aslan’s wooden cross, and when he resurrected, the Stone Table split apart with a violent sound. Miracles of Jesus were also shown in the movie Narnia. Lucy receives a potion…