Theme

By: Kyle Watts

Themes

Beauty is only skin deep


This is evident in the fact that Tumnus was a good natured person, however, Tumnus had a weird appearance. Lucy could have ran away however, she did not. She allowed Tumnus to be judged based on his character and not his appearance.


If you are unsure of something, think logically


The 4 children were trying to figure out if Lucy was a liar or mad. When asking the professor his opinion on this matter he told them to think logically. They knew Lucy was not a liar nor mad so she must be telling the truth.


Be wary of strangers


Edmund was not very smart in his meeting with the witch. So instead of being hesitant he went right along and was deceived by the witch.


Character Analysis

Characters

Edmund- in the beginning of the book Edmund is quite naïve and mean to his younger sister Lucy. Not only this, he is spiteful to everything that does not suit his standards. He said that Lucy was just playing in the story of Narnia even though he saw the world himself. Him being naïve is apparent in his meeting with the White Witch. She was easily able to trick Edmund into getting into the cart with her by the cold weather. She was able to trick him into bringing his siblings to her by the Turkish delight and a warm drink.


Lucy- the polar opposite of Edmund, Lucy is quite imaginative. She was the first into the world of Narnia and seems to be the only one who has had a positive encounter. Despite almost being tricked into being taken to the witch by Tumnus she made it out of Narnia with almost no trouble. She is very forgiving and is evident when she easily forgives Tumnus for almost tricking her. She was very hurt by Edmund’s lie and is thought to be mad or a liar by Peter and Susan.

Susan- Little is known about Susan at this point in the novel. It is clear that she is very mature for her age and she likes to show this. She seems to be independent and very caring of Lucy and everyone else. Her apparent care for Lucy is shown when she takes her concerns to the professor.


Peter- Like Susan little is known about Peter. Like Susan, it is clear he has a sense of independence in his personality. He can be depicted as the group “leader” if there was ever a need to have a leader. He is very brave and quickly puts an end to the rude aura of Edmund. He quickly brought to light his rudeness to everything and especially Lucy. He also brought concerns of Lucy possibly being mad to the professor.



Susan- Little is known about Susan at this point in the novel. It is clear that she is very mature for her age and she likes to show this. She seems to be independent and very caring of Lucy and everyone else. Her apparent care for Lucy is shown when she takes her concerns to the professor.


Peter- Like Susan little is known about Peter. Like Susan, it is clear he has a sense of independence in his personality. He can be depicted as the group “leader” if there was ever a need to have a leader. He is very brave and quickly puts an end to the rude aura of Edmund. He quickly brought to light his rudeness to everything and especially Lucy. He also brought concerns of Lucy possibly being mad to the professor.