C.S. Lewis', The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, is a story about sin and redemption. Set in jolly ole' dreary England the narrative transforms through the magic and mystery of a wardrobe. With the four main characters, the reader is brought beyond reality and apprehension to a fantastical world known as Narnia. It is in the mystical enchantment of Narnia where fantastical animals personify man metaphorically, and an icy witch that is evil incarnate imposes an everlasting curse of winter upon the land. The battle between the animals and the witch, or good and evil, is the substance of the main plot. The four children are the catalysts in the battle as they each take a side, ignorant of their power in the overall scheme of things. Edmund, the traitor, cast in the mold of a jealous Judas, falls in with the witch and it appears she has won. Through the intercession of Lucy and the others, the story's suspense builds as the king of Narnia, a lion with untold powers, orchestrates Edmund's redemption by sacrificing himself. The great lion Aslan, aware that a deeper magic is given to the one who sacrifices himself for another, is mocked, scourged, crowned and immolated on an altar as the witch and her henchman kill the lion in a passion of Christ. Seemingly vanquished, the four apostle-like children, and the animal-disciples who have dared to defy the witch, reluctantly prepare for the climax of the final battle. Just as darkness blackens and evil appears to have triumphed Aslan raises the spirits of all who are just and have opposed the witch with the magnificence of his resurrection. Aslan empowers the children to lead as kings and queens to destroy the haughty witch and restore Narnia to it's former peace and glory.