Author speculates that echoes of Andersen’s “Snow Queen” inevitably (for readers familiar with the tale) bring a tinge of sexuality to encounters with the White Witch of Narnia. In this way, Lewis’s deliberately sexless tales become, for some characters, an exploration of dealing with the pull toward maturity. Touches on responses to Narnia by Pullman and Gaiman.
Miller, Jennifer L.
"No Sex in Narnia? How Hans Christian Andersen's "Snow Queen" Problematizes C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 28
, Article 8.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol28/iss1/8
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