An epic journey from creation to destruction

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1988-03-30

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Etheridge, Lynn Elizabeth

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For the past three decades, critics have argued about the allegorical features of C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. The premise of this thesis expands the concept that, rather than allegory, Lewis writes supposals--inventions giving imaginary answers to questions that help to reify Christ and his teaching for his readers, both young and old. Lewis creates a microcosm in his fantasy world of Narnia where supposals closely resemble the Christian history of this world. The events unlayered chronologically form an archetypal epic journey from stasis to chaos, the quest from creation to apocalypse, and represent the journey of everyman, for the journey we have taken in fiction is the one mankind has taken throughout his existence.

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