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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


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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