What are the main themes of the Magician's Nephew?no

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There are a lot of themes in this book.  Each reader has to think for him/herself about which are the main ones.  Here are a few themes:

  • Maturation -- Digory matures a great deal over the course of the book.  He starts out impulsive and selfish, but grows as the book goes on.
  • Difference between what's good and what's practical -- Jadis and Uncle Andrew only want what is useful and do not understand what is good.
  • Creation and destruction -- this is especially seen in the destruction of Charn and the creation of Narnai.
  • Forgiveness -- Digory is forgiven even though he harms Narnia by bringing Jadis there.