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Through the Wardrobe

An allegory is defined as a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms.  That is exactly what The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is, a literary representation of Christianity.           The whole novel can be seen as another, more kid friendly version of the life of Jesus.   All of […]

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Different Characters, Same Old Cliches

In C.S. Lewis “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” you are taken on a journey involving another world with magic and talking animals, but even with all this surreal images you can clearly see the gender roles in the story. The four female characters all portray the positive and negative aspects of a woman […]

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Don’t Live in Some Other World

Elton John-Some Other World C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe takes four children on an adventure through a world they’ve never seen before.  This world, Narnia, is one that is full of magic, mystical creatures, and adventure.  This “Secondary World” is one that must be believed in order to be effective, as […]

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Second Rate Sinner

          The Hobbit contains several villainous characters, from trolls and goblins to spiders and wolves.  Among these are Gollum and the dragon Smaug, two antagonists who, although both make trouble for Bilbo and the dwarves as they adventure on.  However, these characters differ in form and intelligence, and these differences ultimately suggest that Smaug […]

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Gandalf the Grey: International Man of Mystery and God

The character of Gandalf is usually described as a curious mystic man who is adventurous and faces danger. He generally carries a sort of mysterious air about him, similar to pop culture figure, Austin Powers. He is an international man of mystery without the sex appeal. Through out the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien, […]

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