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How did the White Witch come to Narnia?

Postby Valiant » Aug 03, 2010 12:20 pm

In MN, Aslan plants a tree and says that the Witch cannot enter Narnia as long as it stands, yes? Did Lewis ever write how she did enter Narnia in LWW? If not, is there any fanfiction on it you can recommend?

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Re: How did the White Witch come to Narnia?

Postby DamselJillPole » Aug 03, 2010 2:19 pm

I'm actually in the middle of a fanfic about that and i'm having teenage Digory and Polly go back during that time. But no I don't remember it being explained in LWW or in any other book. I think it was because CS Lewis wrote LWW first before writing MN and died before he could revise the books. :(

I'll give you a link to my fanfic, though it's not much I'm planning to start back on it soon. ;)

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5356276/1/Return_of_The_Magicians_Nephew
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Re: How did the White Witch come to Narnia?

Postby Rilian The Disenchanted » Aug 03, 2010 2:31 pm

The protecting tree eventually died after hundreds of years. All trees die at a time, by disease, maybe hacked down by dwarfs or Narnians, because they eventually forgot the importance of the tree (and it was not a Dryad).
The White Witch could have sent one of her minions she gathered in the north to destroy the tree, after wich she released eternal winter.
Many possibilities, C.S. Lewis let's the answer to our imagination.
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Re: How did the White Witch come to Narnia?

Postby Boy Scout » Aug 06, 2010 11:30 am

^ I agree with that. I haad always thought that the tree must have eventally fallen down. I wonder how they are going to work that out in the moive.....
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Re: How did the White Witch come to Narnia?

Postby king caspian » Aug 12, 2010 11:41 pm

Like DamselJill said. LLW was written first before CS Lewis even knew he was going to work on MN and never explained how. The movie never went into detail how she did it either, which really shows how much our movie crew knows 8-|

It's all up to our imaginations.
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Re: How did the White Witch come to Narnia?

Postby coracle » Aug 13, 2010 4:16 am

There are bound to be some background ideas Lewis had, but as he didn't share them in published books, we don't know officially.
But a fanfiction is NOT an answer, merely an idea.

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