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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe


by C.S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Guilt and Blame Quotes

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Quote #7

As soon as they had breakfasted they all went out, and there they saw Aslan and Edmund walking together in the dewy grass, apart from the rest of the court. There is no need to tell you (and no one ever heard) what Aslan was saying but it was a conversation which Edmund never forgot. (13.25)

We never learn whether Aslan blames Edmund for his part in the White Witch's struggle for power, but we do learn that Edmund changes from this point on. His guilt is alleviated, and he feels responsibility, rather than placing blame.

Quote #8

Edmund had got past thinking about himself after all he'd been through and after the talk he'd had that morning. He just went on looking at Aslan. (13.37)

Edmund is freed from guilt when he begins to look at the world less selfishly. Instead of constantly focusing on himself, he begins to focus on Aslan. By directing his focus toward something outside himself, something truly good, he regains his own equilibrium.

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