Imaginary Worlds in C.S. Lewis' Stories Analytical Essay by Patricia

Imaginary Worlds in C.S. Lewis' Stories
A look at how author C.S. Lewis drew analogies between the imaginary world and the real world in his stories.
# 64575 | 1,072 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Mar 26, 2006 in Literature (Children) , Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses and analyzes stories by C.S. Lewis and looks at how they challenge the reader to make sense of the secondary worlds and to imagine themselves in the place of the heroes and heroines who populate those worlds. The paper explains that, in his stories, Lewis supplies the imagination with information that the reader uses to distinguish what is true in the primary world from what is not in the secondary world.

From the Paper:

"In Prince Caspian, Lewis uses the metaphor of faith as seeing and the mystery that faith in the primary world is able to apprehend. The characters, Prince Caspian and Lucy Pevensie stand out as characters whose faith in the figure of Aslan is severely tested. Each rises courageously to the occasion and as a result serves all of Narnia. Lewis depicts the final fulfillment of faith and courage in the seventh concluding book of the Narnia series, The Last Battle. In this book, wickedness conspires against the primary world values of goodness and wins the struggle, and all of the heroes and heroines of Narnia end up on the other side of death in a better world. They have passed beyond the "Shadow-lands" where it is always "the morning" (The Last Battle 228)."

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