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Planet NarniaThe Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis$
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Michael Ward

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195313871

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.001.0001

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(p.121) SIX Luna
Planet Narnia

Michael Ward (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Luna an ambiguous planet, placed as she is on the boundary between the realms of mutability and perfection. Helps bring lunacy upon the villains in That Hideous Strength and present in various forms in Lewis's poetry. Provides the donegality of The Silver Chair. Responsible for its prevailing qualities such as water, wanderings, fancy, uncertainty, pallor, and even corporal punishment. Allows Lewis to convey messages concerning hierarchy and equality and to depict as ‘moonshine’ the desire for absolute egalitarianism.

Keywords:   moon, hierarchy, equality, fancy, uncertainty, pallor, water, mutability, lunacy, silver

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