Chronicles Of Narnia Essay

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Christianity and The Chronicles of Narnia In the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, many associations are made between Jesus and the Holy Bible. For instance, Aslan the lion illustrates the sacrifice and forgiveness Jesus shows for his people. Aslan assists and guides the people of Narnia, just like Jesus helps and serves his people before his death. Also, the Queen of Narnia depicts Satan through her evil and treacherous character. Just like Satan, the Queen lures and tempts others towards evil and what is unjust. Finally, betrayal is shown through Jesus, when he is betrayed by his disciple Judas, just like Lucy, Peter and Susan are deceived by Edmund- their own blood. Therefore, in Andrew Adamson’s The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, the usage of symbolism to represent Jesus and the Holy Bible is vividly portrayed through the characters and their actions. Forgiveness and sacrifice is what Jesus shows his people when they are the most in need. Both Aslan and Jesus are martyrs that die for their faith and people. Just like Jesus, Aslan shows mercy and sacrifice for the people of Narnia- especially for Edmund. Aslan sacrifices his life so Edmund can be spared by the Queen, even though he betrays Aslan. Aslan gives up his life so Edmund can be saved. Similarly, Jesus sacrifices his own life so that his people can be free. For example when the Queen comes to visit Aslan, they go into the tent and have a word. In the tent, Aslan says that he is willing to sacrifice his own life if she lets Edmund go and the queen agrees. Evidently Aslan shows characteristics of sacrifice when he tells the Queen that he is ready to give up his life for someone who betrays him and also demonstrates forgiveness when he forgives Edmund for following the queen. Jesus also does the same thing for his
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