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Quotes

Quote #1

"Well, in a manner of speaking," said the Dwarf, scratching his head. "But he's really a New Narnian himself, a Telmarine, if you follow me." (3.52)

While the good guys will be good and the bad guys bad, Prince Caspian doesn't set up a lazy situation where all Narnians are good and all Telmarines are bad. This means we can't be super lazy readers when assigning characters to a side of the good/bad dividing line.

Quote #2

"Miraz weeded them out. Belisar and Uvilas were shot with arrows on a hunting party: by chance, it was pretended. All the great house of the Passarids he sent to fight giants on the northern frontier till one by one they fell." (5.18)

A king who murders his own allies and gets away with it? Ladies and gentlemen, we have our villain.

Quote #3

"Kill it," said another. "We can't let it live. It would betray us."

"We ought to have killed it at once, or else let it alone," said a third voice. "We can't kill it now. Not after we've taken it in and bandaged its head and all. It would be murdering a guest." (5.43-44)

Even though we don't know who these characters are, we can tell which ones will side with good and which with evil. Coldblooded murder tends to be a dead giveaway. Ha, get it?

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