Narnia Essay

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, is a novel by C. S. Lewis. First published in 1950 in Great Britain. HarperCollins Children’s Books first published this edition in 2001.
The themes of the text are fairytales, good vs. evil, betrayal, guilt, courage, family, and exploration.
The novel is about four children whose names are Lucy, Edmund. Susan and Peter. They went to live with a professor during the air raids. The children are exploring the professor’s big house, when Lucy steps into a large empty room, with one big wardrobe. Lucy walks into the wardrobe, expecting to bump into the backside, but instead she feels something cold and prickly on her hands. Suddenly she finds herself in the middle
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They talk to the professor about Narnia, and he tells them not to think, and talk about it. When the time is right they will come back trough another portal. This means that it is an open ending.

The sentences are long and mostly simple. The title is also pretty simple “The Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. It describes what the novel is about.

The two models I have chosen for this novel is the “Home – out – Home” model, and the actanian model.

The “Home – out – Home” model is pretty simple. First they are at the professor’s house (Home), then they all goes through the wardrobe to Narnia (Out) and at last they come back to the real world, the professors house again. (Home)

The actanian Model:

Sender (Aslan) Object (Narnia) Receiver (Narnia/Children)


Helper (Mr. Tumnus, Aslan, The Beavers) Subject (Children) Opponent (The Witch)

The dedication C.S. Lewis wrote is to his Goddaughter Lucy Barfield. He started writing it when she was little, but as it says in the dedication, children grow faster then books. He also writes that someday she will be old enough. He means that one day she will appreciate this book and read it and maybe feel like a child again. She will maybe read this to her children.

Fairytales you can read when you are very