The book starts with Lucy finding Narnia in the Wardrobe. Her sibling’s are worried about her so they tell the Professor that she may be going mad. Surprisingly, the Professor has hope about this magical land and agrees. ”For the moment then and unless any further evidence turns up, we must assume she is telling the truth”(45, ch. 5). Hope is not something you grow out of and think Lewis was showing this. The Professor gives hints that he’s been to Narnia when the children return and tell the Professor about their adventures.”Yes, of course you’ll get back to Narnia some day. Once a King in Narnia always a King in Narnia”(185, ch. 17).
Narnia is filled to the brim with magic; good and evil. Though magic may not be real in this world, maybe Lewis felt it important to include in this children’s book. “... or that some magic in the house had come to life and was chasing them into Narnia…”(49, ch. 4). This was hope that their was magic and it wanted them in Narnia. Aslan tells Susan and Lucy that good magic is stronger and more powerful and is filled with hope of new life. “‘It means’ said Aslan,’ that though the Witch knew the deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know’”( 159, ch. 15).
There is hope for new life. Aslan was king of Narnia and gave up himself for hope of someone else's life. “ There shining in the sunrise, larger than they had seen him before, shaking his mane stood Aslan himself”(159, ch.15). Aslan is the turn to when all else fails; ”’ Only Aslan’ said Mr. Beaver, ‘we must go and meet him’”(82, ch. 8). C.S Lewis may have portrayed Jesus in Aslan showing Jesus is hope.
In conclusion, C.S Lewis fit hope in this book. This is one of the many meanings for this book. It encourages us to have hope and bring others hope. Though it is fiction, it is important to reality. Hope is important at all times.