Category Archives for Chronicles of Narnia

The Silver Chair – Chapters 3 and 4

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia “They’re telling the queen’s story! Now we’ll finally learn her name!” “Nope. She’ll be referred to as the dead Queen or Caspian’s bride.” “You know, she is part star. Maybe some women aren’t real people.” “Was the man who was a former star […]

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The Silver Chair Chapters 1 (finished up) and 2

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  “Mom, we already know Aslan is a jerk. I don’t even have to say it.” *we continue reading* “Ugh! Jerk!” *reading some more* “What a total jerk!” *two seconds later* “Aslan is a real jerk!” In this next section Aslan will be (*gasp*) a jerk. I know, you’re all shocked. We left Jill and […]

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The Silver Chair: 1 and 16 bookends

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by Alexis Record The bookends (beginning of first chapter and end of last chapter) “Why didn’t Eustace tell Jill everything before making her believe in Aslan?” “Why do you think?” “So he could be in charge and she’d just have to follow him. I mean, she didn’t know anything so would have to take his […]

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – Chapters 12-16

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“ASLAN WAS JESUS THE WHOLE TIME!” “THE WHOLE TIME!” “A bit on the nose, right?” “I thought it was… what’s it called when something is used to teach you about something else?” “An allegory?” “Yeah, an allegory.” “But nope.” The Dawn Treader comes upon a weird area of unnatural darkness. They almost do not sail […]

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Chapters 10-11

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  “He didn’t change them back? What?!” “He should have, I agree.” “It’s wrong! Mom, I really don’t like this.” As they prepare to send Lucy into danger, Edmund and Caspian discuss the Duffers. The boys wonder if the Duffers are really grasshopper creatures, since they jump around. Edmund tells Caspian not to tell Lucy […]

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – Chapter 9

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“No one is allowed to change my body. I would tell them no way.” “What if it made you stronger or more functional?” “Then I would think about it, but they would have to ask me first!” I think the power of the above conversation, and the conversation to follow, needs a bit of context […]

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Chapters 7-8

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“Aslan wants to hurt people, but only to save them when they’re yucky.” “What do you think about that?” “Oh, um, well, it makes him seem bad, but he’s really good.” “Would you want Aslan’s help if you were a dragon?” “No, but I’d need it, right? Or he’d maybe hurt me worse. It IS […]

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Chapters 5-6

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“Lucy never complains. Is that because she’s a girl?” “What do you think?” “Well, not in real life, but I meant is it because she’s a girl in Narnia where they have rules for what they should feel?” “If so, that makes me sad.” Lucy so unrealistically loves everything about this book experience that it’s […]

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – Chapters 2-4

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia Guest Post by Alexis Record “This is sooooooooooooo boring. Why is sailing so boring? You’d think it’d be fun!” “This was my complaint as a kid, but if we suffer through then there are dragons later.” “There’d better be. When do we get […]

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Chapter 1

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia   “So Eustace is born evil even though his parents are good?” “Oh sweetie, the book is trying to describe bad parents.” “What?! How?” The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the third instillation in the Narnia series. For those at home, we’re […]

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