The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe #2

In the book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, By C. S. Lewis, we meet four young siblings named Edmund, Lucy, Peter and Susan. They journey into a magical world named Narnia. Currently, we learned that Aslan, a powerful lion who can save Narnia from the White Witch, an evil woman who has taken over Narnia, is in Narnia and he wants to meet Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy who can save Narnia alongside him. But Edmund has gone to tell the White Witch about this and betrayed his siblings. When Edmund got to the White Witch and told her about Aslan arriving in Narnia, she was terrified and rushed about doing things to prepare to leave at once. But we learned also that her power was weakening because in the beginning of the book, we learned that the White Witch made Narnia “Always winter, but never Christmas.” Yet soon enough, the other children run into Father Christmas who has escaped the White Witch and he tells everyone that the White Witch’s power is slowly weakening.


I think that Aslan has the power currently. Before this, the White Witch had power because she ruled over Narnia through fear and bribed Edmund to help her by betraying his siblings to her. But now that the White Witch knows about him, she has gotten all scared and nervous and her power has started to weaken, so I think that now he has grabbed power in the book from the White Witch.


Also, Aslan has more people on his side. Everyone wants to help him, they were just waiting for him to arrive. The White Witch has few followers who are loyal to her and that will continue to help her once Aslan arrives, because everyone hates her for her cruelty and wishes for her to be dead, while Aslan is loved and many hopes ride upon him. Currently, she has had power because no one knows who they can trust; everyone is following the White Witch because if they don’t they could lose their lives. This has made it hard for our heroes to survive because the White Witch has spies posted everywhere, all trying to catch them, so the children must work through secrecy and questions who they can trust. But once Aslan comes, the children will all be safe with him and the White Witch will have no power and no way to threaten the people who are under her rule, so they will all go to Aslan and the White Witch will be left to die all alone and unsupported.


Finally, we know that Aslan is more powerful than the White Witch in many ways. Mr. Beaver, who has been helping the siblings said that he would be surprised if the White Witch could even stand up in the presence of Aslan and look him in the eye, meaning that Aslan is incredibly powerful, much more than the White Witch. So since the Witch has gotten scared as she knows she will be defeated soon enough, the siblings and the whole of Narnia, have more hopes of freedom which they didn’t have before while the White Witch was ruling them unfairly and cruelly. That means the she won’t be able to threaten them much longer and force them to do what she wants because Aslan will come in to save the day.


This is why I think that Aslan has power over the White Witch and that soon, her horrible reign will come to an end. While previously the White Witch has had power by controlling all of Narnia mercilessly, if Aslan and the children come to kill her they will have the power. Obviously, she gained support through threats and bribery, so she never had people who actually supported her to the end. The children and Aslan both do and they gain support through kindness. That’s why the kids will save Narnia. But since the children can’t save Narnia by themselves, they needed Aslan so he will have the power now though the children were still essential. That is why I think that Aslan has power right now.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S Lewis, there are four children named Susan, Peter, Edmund and Lucy.  They discover a magical world named Narnia. Lucy has went there, but her siblings don’t believe her about that. But one day, Edmund got sucked in. Currently the White Witch, who has now taken control of Narnia, has bewitched Edmund by feeding him magical Turkish Delight which makes him always want more of it. Then the White Witch told him to betray his siblings by bringing them to Narnia. So, when Edmund got back, he lied to his siblings and told them that he’d never went to Narnia even though he had, just to spite Lucy who’d seen him and wanted him to tell his siblings. So when the siblings found out, they got really mad at Edmund and made Lucy the leader of the expedition in Narnia which made Edmund very annoyed.


I think that maybe Edmund’s spot in the family turned him spiteful. Maybe all Edmund wanted to do was become a leader because he doesn’t like to listen to other people, but as he’s the middle child, he can’t.


 For example, Susan and Peter, as the eldest kids, make all the decisions, like decided who would lead an expedition in Narnia,  and Lucy, as the little one, is sort of babied and humored and people listen to her, not in that much of a respectful way, but to make her feel better. For example, Peter, Susan and Edmund checked out the wardrobe the first time Lucy went in just to see what she was talking about. They didn’t think anything would be inside but they did it to humor her, which they never did to Edmund. But Edmund doesn’t get to make decisions, nor does he get Lucy’s treatment because he’s too old. That’s why no one ever listens to him, so he became spiteful so that some people would actually give him the attention that he yearns for. Also, now that he’s under the witch’s spell, he’ll do anything to get Turkish delight, so if he betrays his siblings, it’s not exactly all his fault. It might have been his fault for trusting the witch but betraying his siblings wouldn’t really be his fault.


Additionally, his siblings aren’t really helping him deal with his problem: they’re just shunning him. Peter made Lucy the leader of their expedition in Narnia, which they knew would make Edmund mad. In fact, they did it because of that. If they hadn’t and maybe talked things out, then maybe Edmund might have confessed about the White Witch and they could have helped Edmund.


In addition, they aren’t thinking about why Edmund was spiteful, so they aren’t thinking about his feelings, only why he lied. They’re not thinking about what he might have went through in Narnia which isn’t fair because he became bewitched, even though he doesn’t know it, while Lucy instead had a marvelous time.


This is why I think Edmund is spiteful. Clearly, it isn’t all his fault though possibly some negative character traits that he had might have made his spitefulness greater than it would have needed to be.