LTWL 116: Midterm Test
Adolescent Fantasy Midterm
Answer each question in about 400 words. To receive full credit (five points each answer), you must use relevant quotations from the readings.
- C. S. Lewis employs philosophical as well as Christian ideas in his Narnia books to make the case for belief in a higher reality and a higher power, especially in the episodes of the cave in The Silver Chair and the stable in The Last Battle. What arguments does he make?
- Harry Potter’s world of magic starts out looking like a place of whimsy and wish fulfillment, but in The Goblet of Fire it is clearly also a world of danger and potential evil. What skills does a witch or wizard need to survive? What distinguishes a good (i.e., effective) wizard from a good (i.e., virtuous) one? Provide examples.