The Magicians Nephew – Temptation – Reflection Statement
Reflection Statement My visual representation is of the temptation genre. It is a scene out of the book ‘The Magicians Nephew’ showing the decision that the character Digory has to make, regarding whether to eat the apple and be youthful forever or take it to Aslan and save his mother’s live. To illustrate to the reader the choice Digory has to make I have used multiple visual techniques. I have used symbolism mainly on, the character in question, Digory. The question mark over his head suggests confusion on which path to chose, good, or evil.
It is in bold and contrasting the other colours because I want his confusion to be noted. The silver apple in Digory’s hand represents good and evil; depending on which path he decides to take. The small girl represents Polly and she is wearing a pale blue dress, and the dark brown horse with wings represents the character Fledge. The woman to the opposite side of the page represents Jadis the queen of Charn and she’s evil. At the bottom of the page there is the rhyme that clarifies the choices and their outcomes. I have put Digory in the centre of the page because he is the main character in the scene, and the outcome rests on his shoulders.
He is the salient image while, the other characters are part of the scene and relevant, they are not the focus. Polly, Fledge and, Jadis are on opposite sides of the page because they are opposition to each other, and all the while, Digory decides. I have used mostly earthy and green colours to indicate freshness of the new world. Jadis’s dress is deep dark purple, the colour of royalty, because she was the majestic queen of Charn and the darker colours represent how she is demonic and evil. Polly, on the other hand, is wearing pale blue because she is good and innocent.
The writing at the bottom has a gold background because it was written on the gate and the gate was gold. Overall, I feel that my visual representation clearly represents temptation in the book ‘The Magicians Nephew’. I like the layout and think that the spacing shows a good understanding of the bonds between Digory and Polly, and Digory and Jadis. I also love how the rhyme at the bottom of the page fits with the picture nicely. If I were to do this again I would use a border, and I hope the reader likes and feels for my drawing.