Well, in all the books, Aslan symbolizes Jesus Christ. When Aslan is killed by the witch and resurrected in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", it symbolizes Jesus dying on the cross for all our sins and being risen again three days later. At least, that's how I always interrpreted it. C.S. Lewis was a Christian man, as was Tolkien, so you can kind of see how their beliefs influenced their writings.
If anyone else has anything to add to this, please do! I know there are more examples to be had. I can think of one more, but I need to see what book it's in.
"What do you want to be when you grow up, little girl?"
Yes, you are right about Aslan being Jesus. I remember in one of the books where king Caspian is healed by Aslan stabbing his paw with a thorn and the blood heals him- that symbolizes the power of Christ's blood. There are many more. I remember in one book where they see him as a lamb at first, and then as a lion. Christ is called the Lamb of God. Can't remember any more right now
Oh yes! I had forgotten about that. I think that the donkey might even be a symbol of the anti Christ too. Isn't there an evil monkey egging him on? And he was the real evil one that gets it in the end if I remember the story correctly.
Post by Empress Adrienne Gollumeyessss on Mar 13, 2005 22:44:59 GMT -5
Weird is a good word to describe it... But weird is not derogatory! IT'S COOL!!!!!!!!!!!! Heehee... I'm writing one about Gollum in my closet... *grins* Isn't that cool Gollum? Gollum: *sticks nose in air* I'm not your co-author anymore. Fine, be that way.