Teacher-Written Lesson

Uncovering the Allegory: Reconciliation in C. S. Lewis’s “Voyage of the Dawn Treader”

  • Written by Michael McLaughlin
  • 90 minutes
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Lesson Overview

British novelist C.S. Lewis is perhaps best known for his series “The Chronicles of Narnia.” Literary critics, Lewis among them, have written about the Christian symbolism contained within the series and other of Lewis’s writings. This lesson illustrates that text can have a literal and figurative meaning. In demonstrating that, this lesson encourages students to draw cross-curricular connections between literature and theology in exploring how chapter seven of “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” is an allegory for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the healing power of Christ.

Recommended For

Grade Level: Middle School

Subject: English, Literature

Learner: Traditional Classroom, Homeschooled Students, CCD/Parish-Based Education, Classical Education , Gifted Learners, Struggling Readers

Tagged as: reconciliation,  literature,  healing,  c.s. lewis,  allegory

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May 20, 2015

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