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“You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve," said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content.”
C.S Lewis was a Christian, modelling his books around the good values he saw in christianity and modelling his characters around the traits he believed should be praised within society, courage, kindness, and humility. This quote reminds the reader of both the greatness that humanity can achieve, but also of the sin that can pull it down, just as the bible did through Adam and Eve.
“Welcome, Prince,' said Aslan. 'Do you feel yourself sufficient to take up the Kingship of Narnia?'
I - I don't think I do, Sir,' said Caspian. 'I am only a kid.'
Good,' said Aslan. 'If you had felt yourself sufficient, it would have been proof that you were not.”
Here again Lewis presents the trait of humility and assures his readers, most of whom would be children or teenagers, that although they may not yet feel they can overcome the tasks of life, this does not mean they will fail. This speech of Caspian's sets him apart from his uncle, who believed he could and should rule despite his proud and cruel nature, where as Caspian is unsure, yet kind and with Aslan's blessing.
"I remember now. I took it with me the last day of all, the day we went hunting the White Stag. It must have got lost when we blundered back into that other place—England, I mean."
The children become so wrapped up in the world of Narnia that they are dissatisfied with the dullness of England and begin to forget about it and their lives there while they are away. They cannot live in both worlds and wish to stay in Narnia yet, when she returns to England, Susan does the opposite and soon forgets all about Narnia.
“Aslan" said Lucy "you're bigger". "That is because you are older, little one" answered he. "Not because you are?" "I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger".”
Aslan represents Jesus within Narnia, he is the son of the God across the sea. Although he may not always be present within the narrative, he assures Lucy that he is always with her, growing and learning with her, just as the Bible teaches that Jesus is with humanity always.
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