¸ The Last Battle ß Download by Ñ C.S. Lewis
¸ The Last Battle ß Download by Ñ C.S. Lewis This Edition Of Lewis S Classic Fantasy Fiction Is Packaged Specifically For Adults Complementing The Look Of The Author S Non Fiction books, And Anticipating The Forthcoming Narnia Feature Films, This Edition Contains An Exclusive PS Section About The History Of The Book, Plus A Round Up Of The First Six Titles WORST ENDING EVER.
I mean, seriously The happiest ending possible is for everyone to die and go to heaven At first I thought that since Susan had stopped believing in Narnia and Aslan, she didn t get to go to heaven , but then I realised she wasn t actually on the train so she s still alive How absolutely horrible, losing her siblings and her parents But you know, better that than being dead Sorry, C.
S Lewis, I m not converted.
A dismayingly poor conclusion to the series I honestly don t understand why a fair number of people apparently like it I believe it even won some kind of award The writing is flat and uninspired compared to the earlier volumes, and the preaching has completely taken over the narrative Oddly enough, a lot of it also comes across as extremely immoral Let s not even get into the question of whether the treatment of the Calormenes and their god Tash is racist or bigoted The thing that really annoys me is the way that foolish, deluded Puzzle, who acts as front man in a religious coup by agreeing to don the lion skin and impersonate Aslan, is somehow given a free pass Why, exactly He was only obeying orders It seems to me that this is reductio ad absurdum, taking the notion of Christian forgiveness to its logical and extremely nasty conclusion, and I still have no idea what C.
S Lewis understands the way the world works better than any other writer I have ever read It s likely due to his appreciation for story and powerful imagination fed by scripture This book was eye opening for me to feel truth about how deception and our societies work in rebellion to God, through a fictional story It was painful to recognize the major battle and struggle that is so slippery and subtle in our own lives It would feel better to feel the stark good vs evil contrast in the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, but it wouldn t be as cutting or true as this Last Battle.
If I had the energy to describe how bad this is, I still wouldn t be able to describe how bad this is.
The Last Battle Chronicles of Narnia, 7 , C.
S LewisThe Last Battle is a high fantasy novel for children by C S Lewis, published by The Bodley Head in 1956 It was the seventh and final novel in The Chronicles of Narnia The Last Battle is set almost entirely in the Narnia world and the English children who participate arrive only in the middle of the narrative The novel is set some 200 Narnian years after The Silver Chair and about 2500 years and 49 Earth years since the creation of the world narrated in The Magician s Nephew a A false Aslan is set up in the north western borderlands and conflict between true and false Narnians merges with that between Narnia and Calormen, whose people worship Tash It concludes with termination of the world by Aslan, after a last battle that is practically lost 2002 1898 1963 1330 1328 1337 The first part of this book was so difficult for me to get through I hated how Narnia had become so tainted Everything was so utterly depressing, but thankfuly, things did not stay that way The last half is so wonderful I hardly knew what to do with myself after reading it for the first time.
Of any of the worlds I ve read about, Narnia is the one I would most like to visit or better yet, live in forever I think that speaks to C.
S Lewis ability to understand the longing of the human soul to be united with God.
What a fitting end to such an epic series Despite having a darker message andserious tone than the other stories, I enjoyed this just as much as the previous books.
It has been centuries since the last sighting of the mystical Aslan and his name has turned from legend to myth With some falsely using his name and status, and others denouncing him altogether, it is left to the returning children from our world to save Narnia once again.
Despite a similar running theme, this seemed aimed at aadult audience There was some dark imagery and an overallsinister tone However, as an adult reader myself, I enjoyed these new aspects I adored seeing the return of old faces and, without them, this would not have been a proper conclusion I am sad to sa When I used to read the Chronicles as a kid, I would usually stop at Dawn Treader or Silver Chair Now I realise that as a kid I was a lot smarter than I gave myself credit for, for The Last Battle is an absolute shocker of a book It is racist, sexist, fundamentalist rhetoric disguised as children s literature.
Those darkies yes, that s how they re referred to in the book, along with stinking of onions and garlic are invading Narnia again, at the guidance of a monkey groan for obvious racist parallels onceparading around a false Aslan Thank goodness those pure white children are called upon onceto put things right Oh, except for Susan, of course, who is apparently slutting around the real world because she can think of nothing but nylons and stockings and as Peter says gravely, She is no longer a friend of Narnia And that is the dangerous fundamentalis Once I started thinking about racism and degrading other religions I couldn t take this any There was no way to unsee those things and just read it as a fun children s book What a waste of time Sorry not sorry.
Oh, and the story itself was boring and aggravating.