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Old 06-16-2017, 10:16 PM
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It does seem as if Lewis preferred the Spring and Autumn. The winter was in effect in LWW and Jill, Eustace, and Puddle went through the cold wintry North in TSC.

A similar thing in H&HB in being in the desert (not sure what season) with the heat. The foursome then find their way into the pass into Archenland where they found plants growing again.

However, it was Spring (or at least we can assume it was) when Narnia was first created. Spring was the result of the White Witch's spell ending. It was Fall in PC (the apples in the trees were ripe) as well as when they started the trek in TSC.

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Weather was very important in That Hideous Strength.
to Timmy: Absolutely! For example at the climactic confrontation between the forces of good and evil the university town was enveloped in bad weather whereas where the friends of the eldil were it was indeed clear...

Thanks Mr. Bob for your thoughtful observations. Although the emergence of Rilian was during the Great Snow Dance, it does seem that winter generally accompanies evil times.
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Well, winter weather is certainly unpleasant if you're trying to accomplish anything urgent--apart from its symbolism, which plays a major role in LWW. The Great Snow Dance shows what winter would normally be like in Narnia, though, which is one of the nice things about TSC. There's also a bit at the end of the book about the Narnians using the flooded caves of Underland as a pleasant summer getaway from the heat. It's one of the only times in the series that describes Narnians boating for fun.
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