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age in Narnia

age in Narnia

Postby Shannon » 29 May 2008, 17:42

It has been a long time since I read the series. Can anyone tell me why they leave Narnia having become adults and when they return they are still children? I want to go see the movie and I wanted to figure that out first.

Postby repectabiggle » 29 May 2008, 17:49

Hi Shannon.

The books don't really specify the mechanics of the children returning to being children when they come back through the wardrobe. It has to do, however, with the difference in time between our world and Narnia. Remember when Lucy first got to Narnia and was there the whole afternoon with Tumnus but when she came back hardly any time at all had passed in our world? The same thing happened when the children came back after spending years and years as kings and queens in Narnia, only Lewis didn't really explain or describe the transformation, aside from writing "they were no longer Kings and Queens in their hunting array but just Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy in their old clothes."
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Postby A#minor » 30 May 2008, 01:13
Wiki has an entire article dealing with the differences in time between Narnia and our earth.
This image places all the events side by side in a timeline.

However, in the end... the only explanation we really have is, "It is magic!"
"My brain and this world don't fit each other, and there's an end of it!" - G.K. Chesterton
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thank you

Postby Shannon » 02 Jun 2008, 05:39

:grin: Thank you guys for the help and the link to the time line, but I guess ultimately you are right, it's magic.

Postby Rosa Ines » 25 Jun 2008, 01:45

I thick it's because it realy isn't their world. Like when Aslan said that the kids could only get to "Aslan's country" from their own world and not from Narnia. Maybe, but it's just what came to mind when I first finish all 7 books.
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