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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby ainulindale » 27 Sep 2009, 23:49

StellerD wrote:
So its not too far fetched that Coriakin doesent wear shoes because of his awareness of what Narnia/Aslan really are.



Hadn't thought about the holy ground aspect! I like it!

I forget, do the dufflepuds wear shoes?
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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby Vbkr » 28 Sep 2009, 12:39

I think they do (at least, in the illustrations).
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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby carol » 29 Sep 2009, 09:45

ainulindale wrote: I'd be much obliged if someone would explain to me the meaning of "the preparation of the gospel of peace." I could look it up or use my brain, but it's more fun to ask Narnians here and see how they connect it to Coriakin!


I think it means "being ready to preach the gospel". At least, that's what 20th century English translations indicate.

As for Coriakin, he does not have anything to do with the Whole Armour of God - no more than you and I do. It doesn't make sense for someone who walks barefoot to be associated with someone who wears 'spiritual shoes'.

Any suggestion that every person, event and thing in Narnia represents something spiritual is Anathema - Lewis did not write them as a sort of children's version of the bible - allegorical or any other form of symbolism.
Any similarities we find between the Narnia stories and Biblical accounts, and our own experiences, are strictly indicators that we have a lot in common. (Lewis SAID they are not allegorical, and as a professor English Literature he should be accepted as knowing what he's talking about :smile: )

Oh, and the Dufflepuds do wear shoes - one each, rather large!
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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby StellerD » 11 Oct 2009, 23:22

carol wrote:
ainulindale wrote:
Oh, and the Dufflepuds do wear shoes - one each, rather large!



hmmmmm. Nike,Converse or New Balance?
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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby carol » 12 Oct 2009, 06:10

Coriakinverse, possibly?
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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby nomad » 16 Oct 2009, 02:25

carol wrote:Coriakinverse, possibly?

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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby Vbkr » 10 Nov 2009, 14:07

Actually, Coriakin represents a classic "eccentric but wise" character. So I suppose it may simply be one of his idiosyncrasies (remember Dumbledore, he had lots of them). What do you think?
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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby nomad » 13 Nov 2009, 03:41

To me, being barefoot connotes a closeness to nature. Not symbolically, but in a sensory way. It also indicates a sort of freedom and the possibility of spontaneity. No one who works a 9-5 job goes barefoot. Being a star would make Coriakin part of nature, so being barefoot seems to fit him well in that sense. I think it also makes him seem young-at-heart.
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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby archenland_knight » 13 Nov 2009, 13:24

Good answer Nomad, and much more insightful than what I was just thinking ... that being a star, he probably kept accidentally setting his shoes on fire.
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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby nomad » 15 Nov 2009, 19:32

:lol: ... setting his shoes on fire... *chuckles*.... I like that.
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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby michaelhoffman » 18 Nov 2009, 10:03

Hi VKBR,
In order to understand why Coriakin always appear barefoot, you need to go in the history. I think there are some religious reason behind it. Earlier when I had watch the movie, the same point reflected in my mind. I tried to get the answer from the google. However, I am still somewhat confused. There is a long story on why Coriakin always appear barefoot. Again Coriakin was not like other people. One can say he was along the lines of an angel. This topic would have been easy to understand if and only if the author had attempt to explain in detail.
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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby Vbkr » 06 Dec 2009, 10:41

michaelhoffman wrote:I think there are some religious reason behind it. Earlier when I had watch the movie, the same point reflected in my mind.

Which movie do you mean? I thought it didn't appear in the BBC version.
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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby Erekose » 17 Dec 2009, 17:44

/me the heretic peeks in..

hmmm.. perhaps the simplest reason? He's something of a forgetful eccentric????

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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby Vbkr » 18 Dec 2009, 10:33

I don't think he forgets to put shoes on, but yes, it can be an eccentric trait.
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Re: Barefoot magician

Postby matdonna » 23 Dec 2009, 04:45

Maybe Coriakin just never got any socks for Christmas, like Dumbledore.....:-)
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