- Edmund's festering attitude and appetite for sweets drives him into the deceptive clutches of the White Witch. How does Edmund's betrayal echo a Christian view of the fall of humanity? (See "A" below)
- The Witch is the one who has made it "always winter and never Christmas" in Narnia. Who does she seem to personify from our world? (See "B" below)
- Aslan is a mysterious being throughout much of the story. The inhabitants of Narnia have long anticipated his arrival - but have never actually seen him. Who do you think Aslan reflects in our world? (See "C" below)
THINK ABOUT IT:
- A) Read Genesis 3, Romans 3:23 and Romans 6:23 which tell us that all humanity carries a disease called "sin" that includes the consequence (penalty) called death.
- B) The White Witch reflects many of the characteristics of Satan, including the power of deception and her role as illegitimate ruler who enslaves people. Read biblical passages that describe how Satan works (Luke 4:1-13, John 8:44, I Peter 5:8) and discuss whether you think the White Witch reflects similar patterns.
- C) C.S. Lewis tried to imagine what Christ would be like if he entered a world of talking animals. Like Jesus, Aslan is the rightful king who has come to overthrow the power of evil through the "deep magic" of heroic self-sacrifice. (See John 3:16)
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