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 Jupiter

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780195313871
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199871964 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0003
  Jupiter

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Jupiter the best of the planets, Fortuna Major, and Lewis's favourite. ‘Who does not need to be reminded of Jove?’ The planet of festal kingship, oaks, red faces, thrones, jocundity, blood, merriment, mighty waves, Christmas and the passing of winter. Present in Lewis's scholarship, poetry, and Ransom Trilogy, and present in a new and ingenious way in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, secretly helping to make the heart and imagination Royalist. ‘Donegality’ the term for this implicit, governing, enjoyable, literary quality.

Keywords: Jove; Donegality; blood; kingship; winter; Christmas; red; waves; Royalist; Enjoyable

Chapter.  16628 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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