The Magician's Nephew Summer Reading Study Guide

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Unformatted text preview: Title ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​The​ ​Magician's​ ​Nephew Author ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​C.S​ ​Lewis Protagonist​ ​and Details - Conflict(s) Characterizatio n - Most​ ​important ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​character​ ​detail - Author’s attitude ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​toward Digory​​ ​-​ ​The​ ​main​ ​character​ ​and​ ​nephew​ ​of​ ​Uncle​ ​Andrew,​ ​who​ ​is extremely​ ​curious​ ​and​ ​adventurous​ ​and​ ​has​ ​a​ ​deep​ ​hatred​ ​of​ ​his uncle 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. - Form/Type 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 n attempted​ ​to​ ​force​ ​Digory​ ​into​ ​eating​ ​an​ ​apple​ ​which​ ​would​ ​have - Most​ ​important caused​ ​him​ ​to​ ​join​ ​her​ ​dark​ ​side. character​ ​detail - Author’s attitude ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​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 - Purpose 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 - minor wife.This​ ​horse​ ​plays​ ​an​ ​important​ ​role​ ​as​ ​he​ ​protects​ ​Polly​ ​and characters Digory​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​story. - Character details - How​ ​main character’s ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​actions​ ​affect ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​secondary ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​characters Key​ ​Plot​ ​Detail - Exposition (background) Rising​ ​Action Climax Falling​ ​action 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 Main​ ​idea Topic​ ​versus the ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​statement ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​about​ ​the ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​truth . - Connection between ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​themes​ ​and ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​plot,​ ​setting, ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​mood,​ ​and ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​tone. - - 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 - ​ ​Place ​ ​Time ​ ​Connection​ ​to plot,​ ​mood,​ ​and themes Tone - Author’s attitude​ ​toward the​ ​subject, characters,​ ​or reader. - Description: ironic, sympathetic, mysterious, gloomy. Point​ ​of​ ​View - First - Third - Omniscient - Limited - Purpose/Effect of​ ​this - POV:​ ​i.e.,​ ​why did​ ​the​ ​author choose​ ​it? Elements​ ​of​ ​Style - Language - Organization - Diction - Sentence structure and​ ​length Devices:​ ​imagery, repetition,​ ​symbolism, 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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