Study Guide

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Transformation

By C.S. Lewis


There are a bunch of types of transformation in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

It's possible for individuals to transform from unpleasant and selfish people to wise and just ones, but only with the help of a powerful outside force. The world itself may be transformed by the mere presence of good into a beautiful paradise instead of a desolate wasteland. Children may be transformed into adults and back in order to fulfill the roles for which they are destined. The dead may be resurrected and the petrified may live again.

Oh yeah; and innocuous-looking wardrobes can transform into portals to magical kingdoms. Can't leave that one out.

Questions About Transformation

  1. Of the four Pevensie children, who transforms the most over the course of the book? How does this change happen?
  2. Describe the transformation of Narnia from a barren winter landscape to a lush summer paradise. How does this radical change in weather and season contribute to the overall atmosphere of the story?
  3. How is Aslan different after his resurrection?

Chew on This

Edmund is the only character who develops in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Aslan's experience of death and resurrection makes him even stronger and more powerful than he was previously.

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