"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is more than just a fantasy novel.

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'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' is more than just a fantasy novel. There are several reasons for this. One reason is that the book includes many Christian symbolisms. Another reason is that it was made into movie. Other reasons include the book has a very magnificent imagination and it has great humour.

This book contains many signs of Christian symbolism. In 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe', Aslan was put to death by the White Witch on the stone table in place of a traitor. This is symbolic of the 'Crucifixion'. There are forces that even Aslan cannot fight, such as the Emperor's Deep Magic. The grim reaction that Aslan has following his mysterious conversation with the Witch in Chapter 13 establishes a sense of foreboding. Aslan's powerlessness before the Deep Magic demonstrates that, although he may be the god of Narnia, even he must answer to a higher law.

In Lewis's Christian allegory, Aslan represents Christ, and the Emperor represents God the Father. Just as Christ is subject to his Father and must obey his commands, Aslan must obey the mystical laws set by the mysterious Emperor. Aslan cannot defy the Deep Magic. Instead, like Christ, he sacrifices himself to atone for another person's sin. This is one of the many Christian symbolisms found in this novel.

'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' has recently been made into a movie. It was directed by Andrew Adamson (who also directed the Shrek movies) and the budget was over a hundred and eighty million US dollars. This a hundred and forty minute film was a great success. It was awarded two golden globe awards, an Academy Award for make up, and was nominated for sound editing and visual effects. The story line was...