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Some other fantasy lands might have room for cowardly lions, but not Narnia. Prince Caspian defines its characters by the courage they possess. Whether they stand up or sit down, these heroes will...
Back in the days of knights, dragons, damsels, and stone towers, chivalry and courage went hand-in-hand. Chivalry was the code the knight lived his life by, and it included such virtues as honor, g...
Coming of Age
Prince Caspian's take on the coming of age theme is totally odd. At first glance, the novel seems to promote a Geoffrey the Giraffe philosophy—i.e. "I don't wanna grow up; I'm a Toys"R"Us kid." C...
Good vs. Evil
The good vs. evil split is pretty straightforward in Prince Caspian. In the blue corner, wearing lion gold, consisting of our main characters, are the good guys. In the red corner, wearing Telmarin...
War! What is it good for? Absolutely depends on whom you ask. Scholar Michael Ward reads Prince Caspian as a story centered on war and martial law. It's all about the need to fight rather than "all...
Memory and the Past
Nostalgia is a lot like viewing the past through rose-tinted glasses. In which case, Lewis's writing glasses must have been rose-tinted because Prince Caspian doesn't just envy the past through nos...
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...
Probably no surprise to see religion rearing its head in Prince Caspian, is it? C.S. Lewis's conversion to Christianity is one of the more famous instances in an already famous author's biography,...
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