The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Contrasting Regions: Narnia and England Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
Eustace (unlike most boys) had never thought much of treasure but he saw at once the use it would be in this new world which he had so foolishly stumbled into through the picture in Lucy's bedroom at home. "They don't have any tax here," he said. "And you don't have to give treasure to the government. With some of this stuff I could have quite a decent time here – perhaps in Calormen. It sounds the least phoney of these countries." (6.13)
Eustace may object to many of the customs and manners of Narnia, but he immediately sees a loophole in the way things are run that might enable him to take advantage.
"Machinery!" said Eustace. "I do believe we've come to a civilised country at last." (9.20)
For Eustace, civilization means technology. For the Narnians, it means adhering to a certain code of behavior.
"Do you mean to say," asked Caspian, "that you three come from a round world (round like a ball) and you've never told me! It's really too bad for you. Because we have fairy-tales in which there are round worlds and I always loved them. I never believed there were any real ones. But I've always wished there were and I've always longed to live in one. Oh, I'd give anything – I wonder why you can get into our world and we never get into yours? If only I had the chance!" (15.58)
Looked at from a Narnian perspective, our world is just as fantastic and amazing as Narnia seems to us.