This the page for “The lion, the witch and the wardrobe” where we can either link people up to our blog posts about this book or start a discussion in the comments.
To get us started here are some questions from the Reading Group Guide at Harper Collins:
- Each of the children undergoes some changes throughout the course of the novel. Discuss how these changes impact their characters. How does sibling interaction shape both them and the plot?
- Symbolism is quite prevalent in this book. Discuss what Narnia and Aslan symbolize and how their portrayals shape Lewis’s message. Who or what else is symbolic? How?
- In agreeing to sacrifice himself in Edmund’s place without divulging to the White Witch that he could return, Aslan might be considered somewhat deceitful. What other variances are there on the traditional definitions of good and evil?
- When Lucy tries to minister to her wounded brother, Aslan hurries her along to tend to others. Does the theme of the greater good vs. the individual arise elsewhere in the story? What other themes arise?