Friday, July 16, 2004

The Guys

I was interrupted, so I didn't get a chance to comment on Narnian guys.
Peter is the oldest child, in charge, and someone you can depend on.  He seems a little distant, but I admire the way he sticks up for Lucy.
Edmund and Eustace both are "perfect beasts" until circumstances force them to grow.  I like the way Lewis lets them suffer the consequences of their actions before they meet Aslan - no rapid-fire conversions here.  Sin causes pain, and the price is high.
Digory is adventuresome, and the only character you get a close look at both as a child and an adult.  He is also the only child with deep sorrow in his life - a sorrow that mirrors Lewis' own.
Shasta has a rags-to-riches tale, but his character growth on the journey north removes the triteness of his story.
There's also Corin, Caspian, Rillian, and Tirian - perhaps I'll get to them later.


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