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Oh it was preachy. every time Aslan appeared, it seemed like Christian propaganda to me (especially the end). But somehow it was my favorite, because it was entertaining, unlike Prince Caspian.
Ugh, that’s the part that I think bothered me the most. With “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” the symbolism of Aslan = Jesus isn’t as obvious until the the whole stone table scene and later resurrection. And then (at least for me) you’re left going “Ohhhhhhhhhh, okay” and there’s a LOT of symbolism and reference to the Passion thrown in but in a way that’s just creative and to instill a greater meaning or symbolism. But then afterwards it just gets progressively more heavy-handed and preachy and just distracts from any element of fantasy or story-telling.
That’s part of the reason why I kind of enjoyed but also really couldn’t stand His Dark Materials. The author didn’t call it “the atheist’s Narnia” for nothing.