Good Always Defeats Evil

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How would you feel if you were involved in a contest of good and evil?  This splendid book is called The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by author C. S. Lewis.  The author weaves various themes throughout the characters’ adventures in Narnia; one of the most remarkable themes that unfolded in my mind is the right of good and the power of evil.  When the children discovered a wardrobe that could enter another world called Narnia, the third child in the family, Edmund, who had been misled by the white witch, wonders how they can decide whom to trust.  At this point, it’s clear that the white witch is evil enough through her actions of turning others into stone and even kidnapping Edmund through a deceitful promise of Turkish Delight.  The white witch has taken control of Narnia, only until Aslan, the symbol, and power of good, comes back to fight against her, gain it back, and bring Narnia from the cruel, dreadful, and stark white winter back to spring. “Do not cite the Deep Magic to me, Witch. I was there when it was written” (Lewis 176).

Good and evil are unequivocal and undisguised.  The resolution is obvious that the good side had won, but they truly did accomplish a victorious and glorious achievement through a numerous of difficulties.  Evil is a very necessary content in a story and in the world, but good is permanently more powerful than evil.  The truth is, the good side always enjoys a happy forever ending; nonetheless, people who are good may still have to suffer and make difficult choices.  Even people who make serious mistakes can be redeemed and rejoin the side of good.  If a person is destined to be on the side of good, even he/she can make a serious and huge mistake; he or she can be redeemed and rejoin, just like the Pevensie children.  Creatures who are truly evil–for example, the white witch–who are surely evil will eventually be vanquished and destroyed in the end.  In the book, both good and evil are limited by certain constraints on the ways the universe and morality work.  Although Aslan is good, he’s still fearsome and unpredictable; nobody can know what he wants to do in the next second, and nobody can know how he could manage and arrange dozens of business and matters in just a few minutes.  “As soon as the Witch had gone, Aslan said ‘We must move from this place at one, it will be wanted for other purposes.  We shall encamp tonight at the Fords of Beruna.’  Of course, everyone was dying to ask him how he had arranged matters with the witch” (198).  Through this quote, it showed that the good is not always doing the things that people had expected.  However, as the story moves towards the end, which is the resolution, the white witch died in the battle of good and evil; she intended to demolish the goods completely and make the whole world to a frightening hell that no life can live through. Nevertheless, she didn’t achieve her well-planned goal; instead, she lost her hope entirely and all of her life.

To sum up, good always beats evil; sometimes evil seems to be right at the moment of time.  People who are good ultimately will win evil, even though they have to make complicated and difficult choices and get through different obstacles on the path of achievement.

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