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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

by C.S. Lewis

Family Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #1

"Don't go on talking like that."

"Like what?" said Susan; "and anyway, it's time you were in bed."

"Trying to talk like Mother," said Edmund. "And who are you to say when I'm to go to bed? Go to bed yourself." (1.5-7)

When the four Pevensie children are sent to the countryside to get away from the air raids in London, older sister Susan tries to reposition herself as a surrogate mother.

Quote #2

"Good evening, good evening," said the Faun. "Excuse me – I don't want to be inquisitive – but should I be right in thinking that you are a Daughter of Eve?" (2.2)

Mr. Tumnus understands Lucy's humanity as part of an extended familial relationship stretching back to her Biblical ancestors.

Quote #3

"My old father, now," said Mr. Tumnus, "that's his picture over the mantelpiece. He would never have done a thing like this." (2.35)

We can tell that Mr. Tumnus is trustworthy and good because he has longstanding family values. It's hard to imagine the Witch keeping a portrait of her father above the mantelpiece!

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