In The Magician’s Nephew, Lewis writes in a third person omniscient perspective or third person limited omniscient. The narrator is not a part of the story, although he does address the reader at several points in the story. This narrator is privy to the thoughts and feelings of Digory and Polly, in particular. The reader is able to especially see the sadness, hope, and temptations of Digory. By knowing Digory’s thoughts, one can recognize the motivations behind his actions, and also how he feels about the events in Narnia. In this story, Digory and Polly are the main characters.
Even the narrator mention other characters and show their thoughts, (chapter 9, page 128-129) it’s because it’s related to Digory and Polly. The focus on the thoughts and feelings of Digory and Polly help to center the story on these characters and their adventures. This is important for several reasons. First, the focus on Digory and Polly helps to draw younger readers into the story. By allowing the reader to see their thoughts but by not including their ages or physical descriptions, younger readers can more readily imagine and be a part in the story.
So the readers can walk in their shoes and pretend to be one of them. Theme The theme of this story is “Creation vs. Destruction” One of the central contrasts in the novel is between creation and destruction, or beginning and end. This contrast can be seen most effectively through the creation of Narnia and the destruction of Charn. When Digory and Polly arrive in Charn, they feel that Charn is dead, cold, and empty. There are no people and no other forms of life. The landscape is in ruins.
The buildings often don’t look very safe, and the place looks like it has been deserted for years. A red sun hangs in the sky, and Digory feels that it is much older than the one in London. It feels to him like a sun that was at the end of its life, tired of being in the sky and looking down on Charn. After Digory wakes Queen Jadis, the buildings further crumble around them. Polly and Digory dislike Charn. As we know, the condition of Charn is after destruction. The destruction caused by Jadis when she said the Deplorable Word. chapter 4, page 45-75) The first time they (Digory, Polly, Jadis, and Uncle Andrew)enters, Narnia is still dark and empty. When they hear Aslan’s song, they see the stars appear, plants growing, animal sprung from the soil, and a very young sun. Digory and Polly felt a sense of peace, much different feeling when they are in Charn. In this scene, Aslan is creating Narnia. (chapter 8, page 113-138) The Central idea of this story (the message)is Greed Brings Disaster. Well, I guess it’s not good to be greedy and do something you know is wrong.
Such as the witch eating the special fruit and she became unhappy for the rest of her life. (chapter 13, page 191-195) And Digory’s uncle who risked two childrens’ lives just to know what was in other worlds (chapter 2). He got an evil witch to deal with for that. Another might be to not be too curious. It’s not always bad to discover new things, but in Digory’s case with the magic bell, he should have left well enough alone (chapter 4, page 57-59). He brought the evil witch to both his world and Narnia.
You should also obey God (represented by Aslan in Narnia) because in the end it will work out for the better. Style The author uses simple vocabulary and short sentence but clear to understand. This is done so the young readers (children )can understand the whole story. The author didn’t describe Digory’s or Polly ages or physical descriptions. The author wants the reader to put their self as Digory and Polly and imagine the adventures. The author also didn’t describe much about Aslan. It’s because in the Story, Aslan is God. And We can’t tell God’s mind.