The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Essay Questions

  1. 1

    How does the Professor demonstrate logic? How does this demonstration enable him - and us - to believe in Narnia?

  2. 2

    How does Edmund's character change over the course of the story? Be sure to address how he comes to earn the title "Edmund the Just."

  3. 3

    What moral values does Aslan's death at the hand of the White Witch teach us?

  4. 4

    Why would the creation of an alternate universe such as Narnia be useful to a writer like C. S. Lewis?

  5. 5

    How does the reader know that the White Witch's magic is weakening? How is the strength of her power reflected in the seasons?

  6. 6

    What is Mr. Tumnus's crime? What do you think his arrest and punishment tell us about justice in Narnia under the White Witch's reign?

  7. 7

    How are the actions of Aslan, Peter, and Edmund courageous?

  8. 8

    How is the children's journey into Narnia an alternative "education" to the one they experience in school?

  9. 9

    What moral lesson does Aslan teach Lucy with regards to how she uses her bottle of fire-flower juice?

  10. 10

    How is the opposition between skepticism and faith expressed in the story?

  11. 11

    What is the significance of Father Christmas's arrival? What values might C.S. Lewis be trying to express using the character of Father Christmas?

  12. 12

    How do meals and the consumption of food express differences in ideas of friendship and trust?