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Department
English
Course
ENGB35H3
Professor
Natalie Rose
Semester
Winter

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The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe  Christian Fantasy -Gateway (The Wardrobe) -Question of allegory (the Lion)  The Witch (and Romance)  Gender and Class  Presents a challenge to institutional religion and to the formal text of the Christian tradition. Christian Fantasy  Lewis is not interested in the Church as an institution. Bypassing the Church.  “A sore of pre-baptism of the imagination …*that would+ make it easier for children to accept Christianity when they met it later in life” (Lewis)  Point is that religion is very dull, Lewis’s point.  Imagination, fantasy; Romantic Christianity (power of imagination)  A key element of the power of story, which is to soften, us up when were older, is the ending of the story. Lewis found joy in morphology.  “Joy”: existential happiness  Lewis concerted to Christianity by Tolkien.  “Joy”: existential happiness  Lewi
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