Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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In C.S. Lewis’s book The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, many assumptions can be made. There are tremendous similarities between Christian biblical stories and the happenings of The Dawn Treader. I also felt that the children’s journey to Aslan and his message once they find his country is reminiscent of Jesus Christ and almost implies that the belief of Aslan also exists on earth. That being said the whole book had an Odyssey feel to it. I think that the adventure of the youngest Pevensie children to find their way to the lost islands of Narnia is comparable to the treacherous journey of Odysseus returning to his homeland after the Trojan wars. The journey starts with Lucy and Edmund staying with their cousin Eustace. The older kids are busy, Peter is studying for college entrance exams with Professor Kirke, and Susan is traveling to America with her parents. Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace use a painting of a ship to as the portal to enter Narnia and end up landed in the ocean, specifically where The Dawn Treader is at sea, the ship of Caspian X King of Narnia. After boarding the ship, the children are reunited with friends and characters from the last book. After introductions and reunions the set sail to find the lost worlds of Narnia. They stop at the rogue Lone Islands who practice slave trading. Caspian, Lucy, Edmund, Eustace and Reepicheep are captured by a slave trader and are bought by a man who turns out to be the first lost lord, Lord Bern, who moved to the islands after being banished by Miraz. You can start to see here how this book takes you on an Odyssey of sorts. Lord Bern is made Lord of the Lone islands and the ship moves on. The Dawn Treader carries on like this for a few more islands overcoming a number of obstacles in their path, everything from treasure (and Eustace’s greed) that turns Eustace into a dragon to water that turn everything to
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