C. S. Lewis, the Newest Character on TV’s Popular Series, LOST
NarniaWebber Cymru writes: ABC’s show which centers around a group of airplane survivors who crash on a mysterious island, has long attracted fans of philosophy, mythology, and just plain good story telling. Now into its fourth season, the writers have offered a series of running clues and literary references to assist fans in figuring out more about the unusual island. Some of these clues have included the characters own names, which mirror the names of famous philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists. Last night, fans of C. S. Lewis were no doubt excited by the introduction of a character called Charlotte Staples Lewis, a red-haired anthropologist from Oxford whose landing on the island reminded Entertainment Weekly’s Jeff Jensen, of The Chronicles of Narnia. Jensen writes, “I am utterly convinced Charlotte Staples Lewis has been to the Island before. Maybe it was her giggly delight as she splashed about in the Island’s inland waters…there was something more to her reaction — something that reminded me of another fantastical tale about an enchanted homecoming. The book is Prince Caspian, by C. S. Lewis, the sequel to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The story starts with a chapter called ’’The Island,’’ in which the Pevensie kids return to Narnia via a mysterious island marked by ancient ruins and odd creatures. First thing they do: play in the water.” Other LOST characters featuring famous names have been good representatives of their namesakes. Will Charlotte S. Lewis’s character be modeled after NarniaWeb’s beloved author? And indeed, fans of the show must certainly be asking themselves other Narnia related questions. Such as: Will the characters at some point discover an aging lampost or wardrobe in the jungle? Is Prince Caspian himself wandering around somewhere on the island? Is Eustace the black smoke monster? Better yet, is the four toed statue spotted in an earlier season actually a rotting statue of the White Witch? I guess we’ll just have to watch to find out.