Religious Symbolism in the Chronicles of Narnia

Themes of The Chronicles of Narnia
The sequence The Chronicles of Narnia written by C.S Lewis is a magical and spiritual group of books that takes place in England and of course, Narnia. The plot contains four children who are staying with an old professor and discover a wardrobe that leads to the whimsical world of Narnia, a place led by the evil White Witch. Throughout the books, the children experience an extremely magical and extravagant journey in the fight to save Narnia. In each novel, the face some sort of problem, or evil source that tries to destroy Narnia, but the children put in every effort to save the wonderful place. Throughout the stories, there is a significant portrayal of Christianity and spiritual symbolism especially in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and The Last Battle.
In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Christianity is displayed immensely, especially by the majestical lion Aslan. The children first discover Narnia by going through a wardrobe of fur coats in the professor’s house. Eventually the children run into a beaver that takes them back to his home and tells them the story of Narnia. The White Witch is an evil tyrant that makes it winter all year round, but no Christmas is allowed. She is evil because she turns the innocent into stone which compares to when Jesus was completely innocent, yet he was still crucified. The children first hear about Aslan from the beaver, but when they hear about his return to save Narnia and his amazing stories, it gives their hearts a spiritual feeling. The beaver tells the children that Aslan “is the King of the wood and the son of the great Emperor-Beyond-the-Sea. Don't you know who is the King of Beasts? Aslan is a lion – the Lion, the great Lion” (Lewis 79). This represents Christianity because Mr. Beaver is explaining that Aslan is the son of the Emperor-Beyond-the-Sea, which is a greater power than him. Likewise, Jesus is the son of God, which is a...