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Oz and Narnia - comparisonsI always felt C.S. Lewis was influenced by the Oz
stories. It may not be obvious at first, but I noticed some interesting
similarities between Lewis's works and Baums, such as:
(1) The Plot of The Marvelous Land of Oz compared to A
Horse and his Boy:
A young boy, (Tippertarius/Shasta) runs away from home after
he learns that his caretaker, who has often mistreated him, has wicked designs
for him (being turned into a statue, being sold into slavery). He escapes said
caretaker, with the aid (more or less) of a talking horse (Sawhorse/Bree).
Eventually, they wind up in a middle of a battle (Army of revolt/Battle of
Archenland), and, with the assistance of a powerful character, (Glinda/ Aslan)
it turns out that the main characters turn out to be royalty, and rightful
ruler, kidnapped at a young age! (Ozma/ Prince Cor).
(2) The Plot of The Emerald City of Oz compared to The Last Battle:
Both are considered the 'endings' of their respective series
(Baum had planned to end the ser
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