Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's to be Said
Lewis, C. S. (1956, Nov 18). Sometimes fairy stories may say best what's to be said. New York Times (1923-Current
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In this article that C. S. Lewis wrote for the New York Times in 1956, he discusses the process he used, and the choices that he made when writing The Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis describes how he first came up with images for his story, then decided that they would best be expressed in the form of a fairy tale, and finally that he needed to put a Christian message in them so that they would strengthen, rather than diminish, children's faith. Understanding Lewis's purpose, and process when writing The Chronicles of Narnia helps one to understand how they should be interpreted and what the purpose of Christianity in the stories really is.