Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Chronicles of Narnia : The Horse And His Boy

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Title : The Chronicles of Narnia : The Horse And His Boy

Author : C.S. Lewis

Main Characters : King Peter, Queen Susan, King Edmund, Queen Lucy, Shasta, Aravis, Bree, Hwin, Aslan, King Lune, Prince Corin and Rabadash.

Description Of One Of The Main Characters : King Lune is the king of Archeland, the neighbouring country of Narnia. He has two sons, Cor and Corin. He realises that his son Cor is actually Shasta and that is why he has been away from his son for many years. Cor and Corin are twins. They look alike.

Whom I like and Why : I like Shasta or Cor as he is brave. His horse’s name is Bree. Of course, it is a talking horse from Narnia. He doesn’t know that he is the son of the king of Archeland but he realises in the end. He once saves Aravis from a lion. He saves Archeland from Rabadash and also his two horses.

Whom I dislike and Why : I dislike Rabadash as he is very cruel. He is a Calormen. He doesn’t know anything about magic. He wages a war against the king of Archeland but fails to win because Shasta informs them. The two hundred horses of Rabadash and their men flee for their life as king Edmund and Peter fight all of them bravely. At last Rabadash is turned into a donkey because he didn’t want to apologize to the High King Peter.

Setting/Theme Of The Story : A boy called Shasta and talking horse Bree escape from their masters and make their way to Narnia and further north. In their way, they find a girl named Aravis and her talking horse Hwin going to Narnia too. So they decide to go to Narnia together from Taashbaan. They meet lions and cross the deserts. They are also given another work to inform King Lune about Rabadash and his two hundred horses coming to wage a war by the priest they meet on their way. At last Shasta goes and tells King Lune about Rabadash and King Lune wins the battle. Aslan, the great Lion, tells King Lune that Shasta is actually Cor and the twin brother of Corin. King Lune is very happy and makes Cor the King of Archeland.

Part I Enjoyed The most : I enjoyed the part when Rabadash becomes a donkey and could not speak anything even if he wanted to apologize then. He just could bray.

Different Ending : Aravis goes back to the desert and starts her own country Aravia. She rules wisely. Aslan gives her the parts further south. All are happy once again.

The Chronicles of Narnia : The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

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Title : The Chronicles of Narnia : The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

Author : C. S. Lewis

Main Characters : Lucy, Peter, Susan, Edmund, Mr. Tumnus, Aslan, White Witch and Mr. & Mrs.  Beaver

Description Of One Of The Main Characters : Mr. Tumnus is a faun who works for the White Witch. But he is very kind unlike her. His work is to kidnap any girl in Narnia. When Lucy, the daughter of Eve, meets him, he warns her never to come to Narnia. He is turned into stone by the White Witch for not bringing Lucy to her.

Whom I like and Why : I like Aslan. He is the king of Narnia. He kills the White Witch of the North in the end. He makes the four children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, as the kings and queens of Narnia. He is the son of the wind beyond the river.

Whom I dislike and Why : I dislike Edmund as he goes to the Witch’s castle and gets into trouble. He tells the Queen about the faun Tumnus. He leads everybody into trouble.

Setting/Theme Of The Story : Four Children named Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund, go into a wardrobe and find themselves in a totally different world called Narnia. They become friends with the faun Tumnus and also with the Beavers. Suddenly Edmund runs away to the White Witch and tells her all about Aslan, The Great Lion, returning to Narnia and about his brother and sisters. Aslan returns back to Narnia. He saves Edmund and brings him back to the three children. He is killed by the White Witch for saving Edmund. But there is darker magic than what the White Witch knows and Aslan comes back alive. He kills the White Witch and makes the four children kings and queens of Narnia. The children rule the land with the help of Aslan. It is all peaceful and happy.

Part I Enjoyed The most : I enjoyed the part when Aslan brings back all the fauns, centaurs and other creatures who have been turned into stone by the wicked Witch in her castle.

Different Ending : Aslan declares to go back to his land beyond the world. He also gives Peter, the High King of Narnia, the territories of Narnia and further north. They all live happily ever after.

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