Unformatted text preview: Title The Magician's Nephew Author C.S Lewis Protagonist and
- Most important
toward Digory - The main character and nephew of Uncle Andrew, who is
extremely curious and adventurous and has a deep hatred of his
Polly - A feisty friend and neighbor of Digory, but unlike him, has a
strong sense of rational and common sense.
Aslan - A large and fierce lion who represents the personificaton of
good. He is both the king and creator of the Narnia world Uncle Andrew - the mischievous uncle who believed in the power of
Antagonist and Details magic rings and tested his theory on Digory's friend, Polly. He had a
selfish and ride aura.
Queen Jadis - the last queen of the kingdom of Charn. She set a
- Characterizatio spell upon her kingdom causing everyone to freeze into statues and
attempted to force Digory into eating an apple which would have
- Most important caused him to join her dark side.
toward The Cabby - A forthright and good man whom Aslan chooses as the
Secondary Characters King of Narnia, due to his loyalty and love towards his wife, he
rejects the offer but eventually becomes King of Narnia
The Cabby's wife - A sweet woman who becomes Queen of Narnia
- Most important alongside Cabby.
Strawberry - The battle horse which belongs to Cabby and his
wife.This horse plays an important role as he protects Polly and
Digory throughout the story.
- How main
Key Plot Detail
Resolution Exposition - The story begins in London during the late 1800s and
continues onto the world of Narnia, a fictional place, once they put
their rings on.
Rising Action - When they discover the 'wood between the worlds'
that enables them to go into Narnia
Climax - When the Queen offers Digory an apple, representing the
pressure and the challenge which Digory is faced with.
Falling Action - When Polly and Digory return to London - One theme is the Beginning of Genesis where a perfect
world exists through the creation of God but ultimately is
diminished and stained by the presence of evil. In Narnia, the
kingdom of Charn was one that flourished until Jadis, which
represents evil tarnishes that world by using her power to
place a spell on it causing all to be stuck in time, almost like
statues unable to move. - Another theme is temptation which can be seen in Digory
who stumbles over the decision to accept the apple given to
him by Queen Jadis Central Themes
- - This novel took place in a city block in London where Polly
and Digory live during the late 1800s and then later in the
fictional land of Narnia which exists in a different world. - The author is sympathetic towards the characters, pitying
them at times. Towards the readers, the author seems to try
to be educational in a way that readers can understand every
part of the story and even the backstory. - Lewis writes in third person omniscient. He seems to be able
to view the thoughts of the main characters, but is not part of
the story in any way. Setting
plot, mood, and
reader. - Description:
gloomy. Point of View
- POV: i.e., why
did the author
choose it? Elements of Style
dialogue. - Lewis uses foreshadowing. An example is when he writes
that Digory and Polly thought that when the ringing of the
bell had stopped, it was all over, and then writing that it was
a mistake to think so.
Lewis also uses a paradox when Digory has to choose
between the apple and obeying Aslan.
The tone is very hopeful and triumphant.
The language in the book is very literate using words that
exemplify the maturity and education of the author ...
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- Fall '11