Of the many memorable moments present in both the book and film versions of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the moment when Aslan is on the stone table, bound and dying. While Lucy and Susan are with him, part of the power of the moment comes from image of Aslan, a lion, bound and helped by mice. Aesop’s fable of “The Lion and the Mouse” tells of a lion that is persuaded not to eat a mouse by the mouse who said it was not worth it to kill him because there were others larger than him and more worth eating than the mouse. The lion listened and let the mouse go. Later, the lion ended up bound by a net when the mouse came into the picture again. This time, the mouse helped set the lion free. While the overall moral is not the same due to the complexity of Lewis’s work. The momentary image of the small helping the great is reflected overall in the story of the Pevensies. The four children (Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy) are up against a witch who has put Narnia into an icy, cold eternal winter. While they are small in comparison to the large world they enter via the Wardrobe, they help Narnia reclaim a sense of stability.
- Adaptive Organism: John W. Campbell’s “Who Goes There?”, Howard Hawks’ “The Thing from Another World” and John Carpenter’s “The Thing”
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- Triad: Game of Thrones