Sins in the Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia, which features a fantasy world full of talking beasts and walking trees, is impressive to readers. However, the Chronicles of Narnia conveys the author’s conceptions towards religious ideas as well. As “a very ordinary layman of the Church of England” and one of the most influential Christian apologists, C.S.Lewis gets across his religious views of Christianity with ease through his work. Prominently, each one of these seven books reflects sins, especially gluttony, greed, betrayal and pride.
In order to convey sins in the prospect of C.S.Lewis, the biblical clarification of its definition is necessary. Sins are malicious attitudes towards life rather than evil behavior. Nevertheless, not all sins are so drastically wicked that they lead to death, for some sins are worse than the others. According to 1 John 5:16-17, "If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to d 0000000eath, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this. All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death." The sins leading to death are normally known as the seven deadly sins. The development of a list of deadly sins is vague, but the most influential one is developed by Gregory the Great (540-605). The seven deadly sins include superbia (pride), avaritia (greed), luxuria(luxury, later lust), invidia (envy), gula (gluttony), ira (anger), and acedia (sloth).
C.S.Lewis, having an intimate knowledge of the seven deadly sins, articulates his view of sins vividly by placing an emphasis on one of the seven deadly sins in each book. For example, in Prince Caspian, C.S.Lewis stresses the danger of luxury through the character of Miraz, an usurper and tyrant. In The Silver Chair, the experience of Eustace and Jill visibly demonstrates the adverse effect of sloth. The depiction of the character of Eustace in The Voyage of...