n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - On fantastic narratives : Lewis through the Wardrobe into Narnia
|Article Title||On fantastic narratives : Lewis through the Wardrobe into Narnia|
|© Publisher:||Institute for Afro-Hellenic studies|
|Author||P.J. Jordaan and F.J. Kotze|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||98 - 114|
This article aims to analyze the different narratives implied in CS Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. In order to do this, the Narrative Therapeutic Approach, as used by Epson and White, was applied to the book. This entails a whole set of criteria for analyzing narratives and exciting results emanated from the study. A clearly oppressive, dominant narrative and liberating challenging narrative were found. The externalized problems that were identified were a secularized England and foul ideologies. The solution to these problems was found to be the identification and reincorporation of the Lion of Judah. Thereby therapy was established. A narrative therapeutic reading proved to be a new and quite unique way of looking at the text.
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