Food grabs our attention, right from the beginning of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The very first meals in the new land of Narnia provide a contrast through which characters’ identities are constructed. Their meal choices both reveal their personalities and position them as positive or negative. Food transforms from a mere necessity of life to an integral part of the narrative, as characters’ choices about food and involvement with meals shape how they are perceived. Food is presented in such a way as to be connotative of meanings and understandings beyond its own literal reality.
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