The Magician's Nephew

by C. S. Lewis

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1. How well does The Magician's Nephew answer your questions about the origins of Narnia?

2. Should Aslan be angry at Digory? Is Digory at fault for bringing evil into Aslan's new world?

3. Why does Digory not eat the fruit he picks in the walled garden? Why is it important that he brings the fruit uneaten to Aslan?

4. Is Digory a better person at the end of The Magician's Nephew than he was at the start? How has he changed for the better or for the worse?

5. What can Aslan do that Jadis cannot?

6. What is bad about Uncle Andrew?

7. What constitutes immoral behavior in The Magician's Nephew?

8. Why does Digory go so far as to hurt Polly in order to ring the bell on Charn?

9. Jadis seems undisturbed by the fact that she annihilated the people of Charn. Why is this so?

10. What aspect of Uncle Andrew's behavior makes the talking animals of Narnia think he is a plant? 11. Why does Uncle Andrew like Jadis?

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