History Literature / TheChroniclesOfNarnia

22nd Jun '17 11:29:36 AM ProfessorGrimm
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* TalkingAnimal: Narnia is full of them and some like the Beavers act like CivilizedAnimal. It's important to note however that there are ordinary "dumb" animals which can be used for labor and be butchered for meat; but killing and eat a talking beast is a grave offense, and so is mistreating them -- King Trilian ''kills'' a Calormene solider who dared to whip a talking a horse
** Aslan was one the who create the Talking Beasts, they were originally ordinary animals that he granted the gifts of speech and intelligence and he still does centuries after Narnia's creation; Reepicheep and his followers are descended from the mice that freed Aslan from the White Witch's ropes. However Aslan can also take the gift of speech away; [[spoiler: In "The Last Battle" those talking animals that reject him or betray Narnia to Calormen become dumb beasts.]]

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* TalkingAnimal: Narnia is full of them and some like the Beavers act like CivilizedAnimal. CivilizedAnimals. It's important to note however that there are ordinary "dumb" animals which can be used for labor and be butchered for meat; but killing and eat a talking beast is a grave offense, and so is mistreating them -- King Trilian Tirian ''kills'' a Calormene solider who dared to whip a talking a horse
** Aslan was one the who create the Talking Beasts, they were originally ordinary animals that he granted the gifts of speech and intelligence and he still does so centuries after Narnia's creation; Reepicheep and his followers are descended from the mice that freed Aslan from the White Witch's ropes. ropes, and where given the gift of speech in gratitude. However Aslan can also take the gift of speech away; [[spoiler: In "The Last Battle" those talking animals that reject him or betray betrayed Narnia to Calormen become dumb beasts.]]
20th Jun '17 12:47:45 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* {{Talking Animal}}: We'd be strung up if we didn't mention this one.

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* {{Talking Animal}}: We'd TalkingAnimal: Narnia is full of them and some like the Beavers act like CivilizedAnimal. It's important to note however that there are ordinary "dumb" animals which can be strung up if we didn't mention this one.used for labor and be butchered for meat; but killing and eat a talking beast is a grave offense, and so is mistreating them -- King Trilian ''kills'' a Calormene solider who dared to whip a talking a horse
** Aslan was one the who create the Talking Beasts, they were originally ordinary animals that he granted the gifts of speech and intelligence and he still does centuries after Narnia's creation; Reepicheep and his followers are descended from the mice that freed Aslan from the White Witch's ropes. However Aslan can also take the gift of speech away; [[spoiler: In "The Last Battle" those talking animals that reject him or betray Narnia to Calormen become dumb beasts.]]
10th Jun '17 9:18:20 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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C.S. Lewis (re-)converted from atheism to Christianity and wrote many works of apologetics and theology; the ''Narnia'' series, his only work directly targeted at children, is at once a work of creative fiction and applied apologetics, even dealing with atheism. Narnia borrows creatures and myths from many different cultures and ages, from the Edwardian adventure stories of Lewis's youth to the ''Literature/ArabianNights'', from Shakespearean tragedies to the [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Grimms]]' fairy-tales, from the Classical and Germanic mythologies that were Lewis's avocation to the mediaeval literature that was his professional study, interwoven with creatures of Lewis's own imagination (as found also in Lewis's so-called Literature/SpaceTrilogy) -- a profusion of fantasy highly unorthodox in the prosaic, "realistic" Machine Age, post-[[WorldWarTwo war]] '40s and '50s -- all undergirded with a solid structure of Christian doctrine. By the third (published) book, it is clear that Aslan is a [[CrystalDragonJesus fictional version of Jesus]] -- yet, as Lewis insisted, the works do not form an ''allegory'' of Christian life, as some have assumed, but rather an adventure-tale in which {{God}} is a [[PalsWithJesus fellow]]-[[JesusWasWayCool adventurer]]. He also said that he didn't set out to include any religious elements in the story, it just ended up that way.

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C.S. Lewis (re-)converted from atheism to Christianity and wrote many works of apologetics and theology; the ''Narnia'' series, his only work directly targeted at children, is at once a work of creative fiction and applied apologetics, even dealing with atheism. Narnia borrows creatures and myths from many different cultures and ages, from the Edwardian adventure stories of Lewis's youth to the ''Literature/ArabianNights'', from Shakespearean [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] tragedies to the [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Grimms]]' fairy-tales, from the Classical and Germanic mythologies that were Lewis's avocation to the mediaeval literature that was his professional study, interwoven with creatures of Lewis's own imagination (as found also in Lewis's so-called Literature/SpaceTrilogy) -- a profusion of fantasy highly unorthodox in the prosaic, "realistic" Machine Age, post-[[WorldWarTwo war]] '40s and '50s -- all undergirded with a solid structure of Christian doctrine. By the third (published) book, it is clear that Aslan is a [[CrystalDragonJesus fictional version of Jesus]] -- yet, as Lewis insisted, the works do not form an ''allegory'' of Christian life, as some have assumed, but rather an adventure-tale in which {{God}} is a [[PalsWithJesus fellow]]-[[JesusWasWayCool adventurer]]. He also said that he didn't set out to include any religious elements in the story, it just ended up that way.
16th Apr '17 7:51:49 AM esq263
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* WritersCannotDoMath: Averted in discussing how high Aslan's country is. If you take Lewis' clues as to its height literally, in both Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader and Literature/TheSilverChair, they add up to the same figure: approximately 1,500,000 feet above sea level.
15th Apr '17 9:17:06 AM nombretomado
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* LeftJustifiedFantasyMap: Inverted and combined with the fact that making East the cardinal direction is a characteristic of mediæval Christian maps (because that's the direction Jerusalem is from Europe). Aslan's Country is in the distant East (contrast Tolkien's Valinor being "West of West") and he is said to be the "son of the Emperor over the sea." It is likely in this case that Lewis was particularly influenced by the first book of Edmund Spenser's ''TheFaerieQueene'', in which Una's father is King of the East and the evil Duessa (who has some affinities with the White Witch) is associated with the West. (Note that the two are allegorical representations of Protestantism and Catholicism, respectively.)

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* LeftJustifiedFantasyMap: Inverted and combined with the fact that making East the cardinal direction is a characteristic of mediæval Christian maps (because that's the direction Jerusalem is from Europe). Aslan's Country is in the distant East (contrast Tolkien's Valinor being "West of West") and he is said to be the "son of the Emperor over the sea." It is likely in this case that Lewis was particularly influenced by the first book of Edmund Spenser's ''TheFaerieQueene'', ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene'', in which Una's father is King of the East and the evil Duessa (who has some affinities with the White Witch) is associated with the West. (Note that the two are allegorical representations of Protestantism and Catholicism, respectively.)
25th Mar '17 6:31:46 PM nombretomado
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfSidequests: The first NintendoDS entry has around 70 sidequests. The creatures of Narnia will ask the player to do things for them in exchange for new skills. Most are fairly simple, and can be ignored without a hassle... At least until the very end of the game, where it turns out that to face to White Witch one has to complete ALL of them.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfSidequests: The first NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS entry has around 70 sidequests. The creatures of Narnia will ask the player to do things for them in exchange for new skills. Most are fairly simple, and can be ignored without a hassle... At least until the very end of the game, where it turns out that to face to White Witch one has to complete ALL of them.
3rd Mar '17 4:13:41 AM JustTroper
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* EccentricMentor: With varying degrees of eccentricity: Coriakin (very much so), the Hermit of the Southern March (lesser so), and Ramandu (very little so). Interestingly, eccentric or not, all three of them [[DoesNotLikeShoes dislike shoes]].

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* EccentricMentor: With varying degrees Coriakin, who is believed by Dufflepuds to be evil, but turns out to be a wise magician with a good sense of eccentricity: Coriakin (very much so), humor. His eccentricities include turning the Hermit of Duffers into Monopods for disobedience, putting a bearded mirror in his mansion (probably to prank his guests), and an aversion to shoes ([[spoiler:this may have to do with the Southern March (lesser so), and Ramandu (very little so). Interestingly, eccentric or not, all three of them [[DoesNotLikeShoes dislike shoes]].fact that he's a star]]).
11th Jan '17 9:25:02 AM hullflyer
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Actually lots of characters, including The Hermit of the Southern March, Coriakin, Ramandu, possibly Ramandu's Daughter , Shasta, Queen Jadis and, at some point, Pevensies themselves (especially Lucy).

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Actually lots of characters, including The Hermit of the Southern March, Coriakin, Ramandu, possibly Ramandu's Daughter , Daughter, Shasta, Queen Jadis and, at some point, the Pevensies themselves (especially Lucy).
6th Dec '16 1:39:10 PM valozzy
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* BusyBeaver: The beavers are not only good builders but determined allies of Aslan and the Pevensies against the Witch.
27th Nov '16 3:07:19 PM nombretomado
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* DragonsAreDemonic: Dragons appear to be representative of vice, such as in ''Literature/VoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' 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/VoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' where Eustace is turned into one after indulging his greed.
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