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Prince Caspian
Prince Caspian
by C.S. Lewis

Prince Caspian Analysis

Literary Devices in Prince Caspian

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Setting

Setting is a lot like geology. Wait, don't go! We're being serious here. See, geology studies how forces like plate tectonics, climate change, and fluxes in the Earth's core have shaped our world....

Narrator Point of View

Hey! Watch the language, buddy. This is a children's story. Don't go calling people omniscient.First, an example is in order:So the Dwarf settled down and told his tale. I shall not give it to you...

Genre

Fantasy All the WayBet you saw this one coming a mile away, right? Two miles away? Wow, those are some good reading eyes you're sporting there.Yes, Prince Caspian is definitely a fantasy novel, in...

Tone

Or Grandma's knee. Whichever one of your grandparents has that perfect comfy knee to story-telling talent ratio.Yes, Prince Caspian is a war story, but it doesn't go for the dreary tone modern read...

Writing Style

Fact: parents and children alike will read and enjoy Prince Caspian. Some might chalk it up to good storytelling, and, yeah, a lot has to do with its classic fantasy tale of good vs. evil and all t...

What's Up With the Title?

Which one? When this novel was originally published, it was called Prince Caspian: Return to Narnia, but today, readers generally know it as The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian—or simply Pri...

What's Up With the Ending?

Prince Caspian ends with a classic good-guys-win-bad-guys-lose battle, followed by a major victory party.What? That's not enough for you? Come on, if it was good enough for Return of the Jedi, then...

Tough-o-Meter

In a way, every story requires the reader to be a treasure-hunting adventurer of sorts. Some, like Ulysses, require us to be high altitude mountaineers to reach the gold. Prince Caspian, on the oth...

Plot Analysis

Narnia or BustThe Pevensie children have only been away from Narnia for one year, but it's been hundreds of years for their favorite fantasy land. That's a whole lot of gossip to catch up on. Thank...

Trivia

There's been much ado about the proper order to read The Chronicles of Narnia, and here's a totally-not-boring history lesson on why. When the Chronicles were originally published, they were releas...

Steaminess Rating

Parents need never worry about steaminess when reading a Narnia book, and Prince Caspian is no exception. The children, critters, and mythical creatures are way too busy adventuring to give much th...

Allusions

The Arabian Nights (8.8)The Crusades / Crusaders (3.14)The Anglo-Saxons (3.14)Ancient Britons (3.14)War of the Roses (3.54)Pomona (2.35)Dryads (14.5)Hamadryads (14.5)Silvans (14.5)Bacchus (11.62),...

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