by C.S. Lewis
Prince Caspian Good vs. Evil Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)
"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.
"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.
"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?