Re: [mythsoc] Allegory (was, Mouse takes on Lion)
- View SourceI accept that Lewis and I are applying different usages of the word
"allegory"; indeed, I knew that we had to be in order for him to deny
that _LWW_ is a Christian allegory.
But I don't want that to detract from the meaning of my original
statement, which is that I "boldly" predict (i.e., consider it a pretty
safe bet) that the Christian elements of Lewis's story, fundamental as
they are, will nonetheless not survive the Disney filter; in precisely
the way that the same elements in Tolkien's story did not survive
Jackson and Boyen's "vision".
(Who also was a medievalist in college and has read more than his fair
share of medieval allegories and considers _LWW_ as obviously
allegorical as such canonical medieval allegories as _Pearl_ or _Piers