More on manly men

I did something I rarely do:  I made an impulse purchase of a just-released movie on DVD.  I simply couldn't resist buying  The Chronicles of Narnia : The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. I then watched it again with the kids, and found it just as good as I remembered from viewing it in the theater last December. 

[SPOILER ALERT] I also concluded that my first impression of a few months ago was correct:  this movie is a celebration of a manly man.  This particular manly man is Peter, who goes from being a frightened bossy school kid, to a formidable warrior — not for fame or glory, but because it's the right thing to do. [END OF SPOILER ALERT.]

If you're new to my writing, you can find more of my thoughts on this point in an article I did at American Thinker about the movie.  However, if you haven't yet seen the movie, get the video, enjoy it tremendously and then, if you're still interested, read my article (it's a bit of a spoiler, so you shouldn't read it before seeing the movie).

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  • http://emmadonovan.wordpress.com/ emmadonovan

    how on earth do you get other categories on the side – like your ‘past writings’ ? i cannot find how to do that anywhere except for the link categories … but i think that those are different, aren’t they?

  • http://bookwormroom.wordpress.com/ Bookworm

    It’s not anything I did, Emma, it’s the template I chose that gave me that option. If you use WordPress, and check out the available templates, you’ll see that one is a three column template. The left side automatically has those fancy outline boxes; the right doesn’t. I just fumphered around until it looked right.

  • http://ymarsakar.blogspot.com/ Ymarsakar

    I think Bookworm did a little more than “fumphered around” as she puts it.

    She even has the posts written by her blog roll under their personal link.

    I first was introduced to The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by m 4th grade teacher, Ms. Moore. She read it aloud as a kind of treat. And I always enjoyed it. Since before I never did read books.

    The joy of reading books, really helped my ability to comprehend and learn. And I owe it to her.

    I remember little of the story itself, even though I have the entire series in a little cardboard case ordered from Scholastic, in Sixth Grade. For some people, Lord of the Rings was what they read early on and loved. For me, it was always Narnia.

    I haven’t read it since like, forever, but I still have the books. The imagination and vivedness of the words were what I attracted me. I don’t think I was quite mature enough to understand character developments yet, like March Upcountry, by David Weber. Character development novels, focusing in on the self-actualizatio of a man or a woman through the years, has always intrigued me.