Turkish Delight What A Treat


Tomorrow, the young summer blockbuster season will continue with the second installment of The Chronicles of Narnia series: Prince Caspian. I was really excited three years ago when The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was brough to magnificent life on the big screen. I was introduced to the marvelous fantasy world in the fourth grade when our teacher read the entire 7 book series to the class. The first movie was an extremely faithful imagining of C.S. Lewis’ novel. It tells the story of the four Pevensie children who are sent to live with an old professor during World War II. While there, the four children discover a magic wardrobe which leads them to a world in which animals speak and magic is all around. Narnia is under the spell of the wicked White Witch. Only two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve can break the spell of endless winter…. always winter but no Christmas (that would seem to change with the appearance of a gentleman dressed in red riding in a sleigh).  Along with several mythological creatures including the omnipotent lion Aslan the great, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy attempt to restore the magic kingdom.

Along with the excitement and wonder present in Narnia. There are several religious undertones: the Adam and Eve connection, a resurrection, and betrayal (although it is for a treat called Turkish Delight and not 30 pieces of silver).

Prince Caspian picks up one summer later in “Earth time.” However, once the Pevensie children return to Narnia, 1000 years in the magical land have passed.

If you have not experienced the world of Narnia for yourself and you enjoy a great fantasy movie or book, treat yourself to this truely magical world.

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2 thoughts on “Turkish Delight What A Treat”

  1. All seven books- read aloud?? 😮 That covered the entire year I would bet, what with 15 or so minutes at a time, not every day.

    The Christ allegory is still present in the second movie, though not quite as strong I’m told. I was listening to the radio and this time period in Narnia in Caspian parallels what’s happening now. People cast off the rule of the king as no longer needed, we’ve moved on from that crutch thank you very much. That is allegorical for Christianity today, and in some ways other religions as well. “Outdated”, “unneeded”, “backwards” are just some of the words people use. Such people will undoubtedly be surprised that they are somehow still alive when they appear before Judgment after death. I don’t say this in a mean way, but the truth is, it will happen. If you’re one of these people, wouldn’t you like Christ as your defender, and who will take your punishment in your place?

    Just a thought: wasn’t it C.S. Lewis who said “You are not a body that has a soul- you are a soul who has a body.” (or something like that)

  2. Yeah…. usually on Friday. I have a large one volume collection of all seven books that I read once a year.

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