The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Inciting Event: Lucy Pevensie enters a wardrobe and finds herself in the land of Narnia, where she befriends the faun Tumnus.

First Plot Point: During a game of hide-and-seek, disbelieving Edmund enters the wardrobe after Lucy and meets Jadis, the White Witch. The Witch offers him Turkish Delight and promises him the throne of Narnia.

First Pinch Point: After all four children enter the wardrobe, they discover that the White Witch has kidnapped Mr. Tumnus for helping Lucy.

Midpoint: Edmund deserts the others–who have been taken in by beavers–and escapes to the Witch’s house.

Second Pinch Point: With Edmund and her dwarf in tow, the White Witch sets out in her sleigh. She turns a fox and his party of forest people into stone.

Third Plot Point: Aslan debates with the White Witch over Edmund’s life and ultimately offers himself up to be killed on the Stone Table in Edmund’s stead.

Climax: After returning to life, Aslan takes Susan and Lucy to the Witch’s castle, where they reanimate all her stone statues before joining Peter and Edmund in the battle against Jadis’ forces.

Climactic Moment: Arriving at the darkest point of the battle, Aslan destroys the Witch.

Resolution: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are crowned kings and queens of Narnia. Many years later in Narnian time, they find their way back through the wardrobe, where no time at all has passed in England!

Notes: The third plot point comes a little bit late, but it cannot be mistaken for anything else.

(Submitted by Bo Burnette.)

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