It can be argued that the overriding conflict in The Magician's Nephew is man versus self. In the story, Digory is pitted against two formidable adversaries, one who is human (Uncle Andrew) and the other, a queen from another dimension, Jadis. However, the reality is that Digory must overcome defects in his own character before he can claim victory over his enemies.
In the story, Uncle Andrew is a small-time magician, whose seeming ambition is life is to discover the secrets of hidden worlds. To do this, he cruelly tricks Polly (Digory's neighbor) into using a magical yellow ring to enter another dimension. Since Polly does not have a way to return to the earthly realm, Digory must go in after her with two green rings. The green rings are the only way anyone can return to earth again after venturing into another dimension.
In their adventures, Digory and Polly discover an enchanted wood that is a portal to other dimensions. Polly dubs this forest The Wood Between The Worlds. Both children...
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