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Biblical Parallels in Narnia Essay

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Biblical Parallels in
The Chronicles of Narnia






The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of books which tell the story of a world much


different from our world. This world has a lion for a ruler and is full of magical talking


animals.   The curious thing is that in old Narnia they were rational creatures. They


could think, walk and talk. This essay will discuss some of the biblical parallels in The


Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Price Caspian, and The Voyage of The Dawn


Treader.


The biblical parallels from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.  


start with Aslan being killed on the stone table.   He was tortured by the evil Narnians.  


They shaved him and his glorious


mane. This we can relate to   the Bible when Jesus is put on a cross where he


was tortured until he finally died.   Later Jesus was ressurrected   just like Aslan was on


the stone table. Another parallel is when Edmund comes into Narnia and is tempted by


the White Witch.   The White Witch is similar to the devil but the main parallel is how


Edmund is tempted with Turkish Delight by The White Witch.   This is   similar to how


Adam and Eve were tempted by a serpent with fruit from a tree they were


told not to eat from. Also, in the Bible, Jesus is referred to as a lion and since Aslan is


his parallel, it is understandable why Aslan is portrayed as a lion.


    In all of the Narnia stories there is a distinct parallel with the time change which is


between Narnia and England.   This is a parallel with the time change between Heaven


and Earth.   Another parallel in Prince Caspian is how the old Narnians believed in Aslan


but the newer Narnians do not believe in him because they wanted to see him to


believe.   As Christians, we believe in Christ by faith but non-believers want to see him to


believe.   It is similar to the newer Narnians because he has not answered exactly...

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