SPECIAL FEATURE: NARNIA
BY DANIEL T. GOMES
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA
THE WORLD OF C. S. LEWIS
“A World Like No Other”
“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”
“Kingdoms Large and Small”
NARNIA AND OUR WORLD
“An (Almost) Eternal Conflict”
“Cause and Effect”
“Between a Rock and a Hard Place”
THE WORLD OF C.S. LEWIS
Discover the fantastic world of C. S. Lewis that conquers the hearts of kids and grown-ups even today (contains spoilers!)
“A WORLD LIKE NO OTHER”
One of the biggest icons of Narnia, the Lantern Waste is called so due to the Victorian lamppost whose light never fades, and which is found in a lonely clearing within the region. However, the lamp that names the land is almost as old as Narnia itself; it is introduced in the world during its creation, as The Magician’s Nephew indicates. The Waste is the place where the Narnian adventures begin and end, being the starting point for the Pevensies’ adventures, as well as the location of the Last Battle, which marks the end of Narnia.
The Wood Between the Worlds
Filled with great puddles of water surrounded by green trees and grass, the Wood Between the Worlds is the cross-section between our universe and all others, including that of Narnia. Andrew Ketterly sends Polly Plummer to the Wood through his magical rings, forcing his nephew Digory Kirke to collaborate in his sinister plans. It is through one of its portals that the first humans (and Jadis) arrive to Narnia.
The great Stone Table is one of the clearest symbols of C. S. Lewis’ faith in The Chronicles of Narnia. The Table is the place where the White Witch sacrifices Aslan, who gave himself for Edmund. The Table breaks in two when Aslan comes back from the dead to join the Narnians and confront the Witch.
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