History Literature / TheChroniclesOfNarnia

16th Mar '18 8:50:40 PM Jeduthun
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* SequelNumberSnarl: The series started out in chronological order but the [[Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy fifth]] and [[Literature/TheMagiciansNephew sixth]] books were, respectively, a {{interquel}} and a {{prequel}}. Later editions of the series number the books in chronological order, but [[BrokenBase many fans maintain]] that reading them in publication order is more rewarding because the prequel contains [[CallForward references that only make sense if you've read the other books first]]. As for Creator/CSLewis himself, he never really cared about the order in which people read his books.
2nd Jan '18 4:27:25 AM Everdream
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* BittersweetEnding: It manages to be very happy and super depressing. Narnia is destroyed and many characters we known to love end of dying, however the afterlife is a wonderful paradise where they can eternally be happy.

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* BittersweetEnding: It manages to be very both happy and super depressing. [[spoiler: Narnia is destroyed destroyed]] and many [[spoiler: characters we known to love know and love]] end of up dying, however the [[spoiler: afterlife is a wonderful paradise where they can eternally be happy. happy.]]
1st Jan '18 8:17:22 PM MackWylde
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* BittersweetEnding: It manages to be very happy and super depressing. Narnia is destroyed and many characters we known to love end of dying, however the afterlife is a wonderful paradise where they can eternally be happy.
7th Dec '17 6:21:28 PM Jeduthun
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* FantasyKitchenSink: One of the first examples in literature. Narnia contains a liberal mixture of every fantasy trope C.S. Lewis enjoyed: talking animals, underground gnomes, mer-folk, magicians, creatures from European FairyTales (dwarves, witches, kings and queens in castles, unicorns), ClassicalMythology (centaurs, dryads, naiads, fauns, even Bacchus and Silenus show up at one point), ArabianNightsDays (the Calormene empire), even [[SantaClaus Father Christmas]]!

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* FantasyKitchenSink: One of the first examples in literature. Narnia contains a liberal generous mixture of every fantasy trope C.S. Lewis enjoyed: talking animals, underground gnomes, mer-folk, magicians, creatures from European FairyTales (dwarves, witches, kings and queens in castles, unicorns), ClassicalMythology (centaurs, dryads, naiads, fauns, even Bacchus and Silenus show up at one point), ArabianNightsDays (the Calormene empire), even [[SantaClaus Father Christmas]]!



* LegendaryInTheSequel: Thanks to NarniaTime, occurs to the main characters in nearly every book; they may return to Narnia to find that thousands of years have passed and their adventures from the last time are treated as history or even legend. In ''Prince Caspian'' when the Pevensies return to Narnia it's treated as more or less equivalent to King Arthur returning to present-day Britain (many people even believe they are a myth). Taken even further in ''The Last Battle'': Tirian is dumbfounded that Digory and Polly are still alive in our world, because they part of Narnia's ''creation myth'', so it's almost like meeting Adam and Eve.

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* LegendaryInTheSequel: Thanks to NarniaTime, occurs to the main characters in nearly every book; they may return to Narnia to find that thousands of years have passed and their adventures from the last time are treated as history or even legend. In ''Prince Caspian'' when the Pevensies return to Narnia it's treated as more or less equivalent to King Arthur returning to present-day Britain (many people even believe they are a myth). Taken even further in ''The Last Battle'': Tirian is dumbfounded that Digory and Polly are still alive in our world, because they are part of Narnia's ''creation myth'', so it's almost like meeting Adam and Eve.
7th Dec '17 7:08:27 AM Jeduthun
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* FantasyKitchenSink: One of the first examples in literature. Narnia contains a liberal mixture of every fantasy trope C.S. Lewis enjoyed: talking animals, underground gnomes, mer-folk, magicians, creatures from European FairyTales (dwarves, witches, kings and queens in castles, unicorns), ClassicalMythology (centaurs, dryads, naiads, fauns, even Bacchus and Silenus show up), ArabianNightsDays (the Calormene empire), even [[SantaClaus Father Christmas]]!

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* FantasyKitchenSink: One of the first examples in literature. Narnia contains a liberal mixture of every fantasy trope C.S. Lewis enjoyed: talking animals, underground gnomes, mer-folk, magicians, creatures from European FairyTales (dwarves, witches, kings and queens in castles, unicorns), ClassicalMythology (centaurs, dryads, naiads, fauns, even Bacchus and Silenus show up), up at one point), ArabianNightsDays (the Calormene empire), even [[SantaClaus Father Christmas]]!
7th Dec '17 7:07:19 AM Jeduthun
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%%* FaeriesDontBelieveInHumansEither

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%%* FaeriesDontBelieveInHumansEither* FaeriesDontBelieveInHumansEither:
** Mr. Tumnus has some books on his shelf including ''Is Man A Myth?''
** In ''Prince Caspian'', thanks to NarniaTime elapsing, the Pevensies themselves are considered rather like King Arthur: rulers from the legendary past golden age, possibly mythical.



%%* FantasyKitchenSink: One of the first examples in literature. J.R.R. Tolkien strongly criticized this.

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%%* * FantasyKitchenSink: One of the first examples in literature. J.R.R. Tolkien strongly criticized this.Narnia contains a liberal mixture of every fantasy trope C.S. Lewis enjoyed: talking animals, underground gnomes, mer-folk, magicians, creatures from European FairyTales (dwarves, witches, kings and queens in castles, unicorns), ClassicalMythology (centaurs, dryads, naiads, fauns, even Bacchus and Silenus show up), ArabianNightsDays (the Calormene empire), even [[SantaClaus Father Christmas]]!



%%* LegendaryInTheSequel: Thanks to NarniaTime, occurs to the main characters in nearly every book.

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%%* * LegendaryInTheSequel: Thanks to NarniaTime, occurs to the main characters in nearly every book.book; they may return to Narnia to find that thousands of years have passed and their adventures from the last time are treated as history or even legend. In ''Prince Caspian'' when the Pevensies return to Narnia it's treated as more or less equivalent to King Arthur returning to present-day Britain (many people even believe they are a myth). Taken even further in ''The Last Battle'': Tirian is dumbfounded that Digory and Polly are still alive in our world, because they part of Narnia's ''creation myth'', so it's almost like meeting Adam and Eve.



%%* MagicAntidote: Lucy's cordial, made from flowers that grow only on the surface of the sun, no less.

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%%* * MagicAntidote: Lucy's cordial, made from flowers that grow only on the surface of the sun, no less.less. One drop has the ability to heal any wound or injury.



* OneSteveLimit: Averted with Queen Helen and Helen Pevensie.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted with Queen Helen and Helen Pevensie.Pevensie-- though Helen Pevensie is not named in the books.



%%* PalsWithJesus

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%%* PalsWithJesus* PalsWithJesus: Quite literally, our heroes are pals with Aslan who basically ''is'' Jesus in a lion form.
6th Dec '17 11:49:59 AM Jeduthun
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* CarnivoreConfusion: In Narnia there are both talking animals and regular non-sapient animals. Eating a non-talking animal is no bigger deal than it would be anywhere else, but eating a talking animal is considered tantamount to cannibalism. This first is raised as an issue in ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'', where Susan hesitates to shoot an attacking bear because she is concerned it might be a talking bear (it wasn't, and they cook and eat it). It becomes a serious plot point in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'', where [[spoiler: the "gentle giants" of Harfang are discovered to have killed a talking deer, which our heroes [[IAteWhat unknowingly ate for dinner]].]] Jill is sad as she would be when she thinks about any animal suffering; Eustace who has been friends with talking animals is horrified as though hearing of a murder; but Puddleglum who is a native Narnian is appalled [[DrivenToSuicide almost to the point of suicide]] and compares it to a human discovering they had [[EatsBabies eaten a baby]].
26th Nov '17 7:30:24 PM DustSnitch
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''The Chronicles of Narnia'' are a series of seven books by Creator/CSLewis, telling the history from its creation to its ending of a land where [[TalkingAnimal animals talk]], where a [[FantasyKitchenSink varied collection of creatures from European folklore]] lives, and where a number of children have heroic adventures under the guidance of [[MessianicArchetype the great Lion, Aslan]]. Though "Narnia" is sometimes used to describe the whole world, it is strictly speaking a northern [[TheMiddleAges mediaeval European-style]] kingdom of that world; it is bordered by Archenland on the south (beyond which lies the [[ArabianNightsDays quasi-Arabian]] empire of Calormen), by Ettinsmoor on the North, by Lantern Waste on the West, and by the Great Eastern Sea on the East, beyond which is Aslan's Country.

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''The Chronicles of Narnia'' are a series of seven books by Creator/CSLewis, telling the history from its creation to its ending of a land where [[TalkingAnimal animals talk]], where a [[FantasyKitchenSink varied collection of creatures from European folklore]] lives, and where a number of children have heroic adventures under the guidance of [[MessianicArchetype [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} the great Lion, Aslan]]. Though "Narnia" is sometimes used to describe the whole world, it is strictly speaking a northern [[TheMiddleAges mediaeval European-style]] kingdom of that world; it is bordered by Archenland on the south (beyond which lies the [[ArabianNightsDays quasi-Arabian]] empire of Calormen), by Ettinsmoor on the North, by Lantern Waste on the West, and by the Great Eastern Sea on the East, beyond which is Aslan's Country.
18th Nov '17 4:16:29 PM MackWylde
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%%* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Fallen right off the Ideal end.

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%%* * SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Fallen right off the Ideal Idealistic end.
20th Oct '17 5:39:35 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DragonsAreDemonic: Dragons appear to be representative of vice, such as in ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' where Eustace is turned into one after indulging his greed.

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* DragonsAreDemonic: Dragons appear to be representative of vice, such as in ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' where Eustace is turned into one after indulging his greed.{{greed}}.
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