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Ch 2a: pp 13-14

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Ch 2a: pp 13-14

Postby Stanley Anderson » 15 Feb 2007, 21:25

(Four paragraphs beginning with “To describe the imagined universe...” and ending with “...philosophical level.”)

Not much to say about this section except to note (as is one of my goals and enjoyments in this study) another comparison of what Lewis writes in TDI with things in his other works that might reflect those TDI ideas.

In this case I notice that when Lewis writes, “the Middle Ages, like most ages, were full of change and controversy” and mentions how and why he is glossing over much of that aspect, it reminds me a bit of a section in The Last Battle. In that book, Tirion is telling the children, who have just mentioned that momentous things are always happening in Narnia, that they get that mistaken impression because they are only called to Narnia when they are needed. What they don’t see are the generations between visits from earthly inhabitants that are full of peace and harmony and lots of different kings and queens and stories and such.

…on a night of rain Frodo smelled a sweet fragrance on the air and heard the sound of singing that came over the water. And then it seemed to him that as in his dream in the house of Bombadil, the grey rain-curtain turned all to silver glass and was rolled back, and he beheld white shores and beyond them a fair green country under a swift sunrise.
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