The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Courage Quotes
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Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do. (12.31)
Bravery isn't really about how you feel – it's about what you do in spite of your feelings.
The hags made a dart at him and shrieked with triumph when they found that he made no resistance at all. Then others – evil dwarfs and apes – rushed in to help them and between them they rolled the huge Lion round on his back and tied all his four paws together, shouting and cheering as if they had done something brave, though, had the Lion chosen, one of those paws could have been the death of them all. (14.42)
One of the characteristics of the evil creatures who follow the Witch is their cowardice. They are only brave enough to approach and harm Aslan because they realize he is not going to put up any resistance.
"It was all Edmund's doing, Aslan," Peter was saying. "We'd have been beaten if it hadn't been for him. The Witch was turning our troops into stone right and left. But nothing would stop him. He fought his way through three ogres to where she was just turning one of your leopards into a statue. And when he reached her he had the sense to bring his sword smashing down on her wand instead of trying to go for her directly and simply getting made a statue himself for his pains." (17.2)
Once redeemed, Edmund demonstrates great courage and disregard for his personal safety.