Chronicles of Narnia: Intro 1 – Looking at the Heavens

Welcome to the Chronicles of Narnia class!

In the first lesson we will discuss:

  • the format of the class
  • two ways of looking at the world
  • why atmosphere is the most important element of a story
  • and what Lewis used as an imaginative template for the Chronicles of Narnia.

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Homework for Next Lesson

That’s it for this lesson! Before starting the next lesson, be sure you do the following things:

  1. Read two of C.S. Lewis’s poems, “The Planets” and “Break Sun, My Crusted Earth”. Click here for a copy of these poems and their reading guides. Remember that the reading guides should enhance your reading, not get in the way of it. Use it in the best way you see fit.
  2. Email me any questions you have!

Further Reading

Here’s a link of the books mentioned in this lesson:

  1. God in the DockC.S. Lewis
  2. Letters to Malcolm:  Chiefly on Prayer, C.S. Lewis
  3. On Stories, C.S. Lewis
  4. English Literature in the Sixteenth Century Excluding Drama, C.S. Lewis
  5. Planet Narnia, Michael Ward
  6. The Narnia Code, Michael Ward
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