Movie Discussion – The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

Summary:

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The Questions:

Level One (Observation)

Did everyone know that the Radio announcer is the voice of Douglas Gresham (C.S. Lewis’ Stepson)?

Who is your favorite character (minor or major)? Why?

Describe: Peter, Susan, Edmund, Lucy.  How does each of them face the realities of both worlds? How do they change?

What makes the Professor stand out from the other adults? (In the movie and the books)

Level Two (Abstraction)

In contrast to other fantasies, Narnia has the characters responsible for their actions, and there are no “Dues Ex Machina’s” present.  How does this raise the stakes of the story?

Do you think Edmund’s price (The Turkish delight and the warm drink) was too low? Is this like Lewis’ statement that “We are far too easily pleased”? Elaborate.

In the beginning the children have trouble with Lucy’s claims that she has been to Narnia. What does the Professor say about this?  Did he use the logic that Susan references?

Was Lucy too trusting of Mr. Tumnus at the start of the movie? (Lucy approach to Narnia or Edmunds, which was better?)

Level Three (Personalization)

The inhabitants of Narnia are living in fear under the White Witch’s rule, but there was an underground rebellion of sorts (that was kindled by the arrival of the Characters). Do we     have something like that now?

Some people have complained that Narnia is an issue oriented story (like Tolken and others), what is the issue of the story?

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