by C.S. Lewis
Prince Caspian Theme of The Home
There's no place like home. True if you live in Kansas; true if you live in a place where the trees come to life and badgers talk. Like the golden era from "Memory and the Past," Prince Caspian is all about reclaiming the idyllic home. The Telmarines have turned Narnia into a place incompatible for the Old Narnians, and the civil war is all about undoing that process so the Old Narnians can call their home, well, home. It's the ultimate extreme home makeover—only they have to tear down and rebuild an entire kingdom.
Questions About The Home
- Do any characters lack a home? If so, who? And how does it speak toward this theme? If not, why not?
- When Aslan invades the Telmarine territories, he attacks their buildings and schools. How does he attack the buildings, and why do you think this is important in relation to this theme?
- How does the fate of the Telmarines plays into the theme of the home? Do you agree with the novel's thoughts about home based on this ending? Why or why not?
Chew on This
After Caspian flees from Miraz's castle, his story becomes one of rediscovering and preserving his new home.
The Pevensie children can't stay in Narnia like in The Lion because it's not their home anymore.