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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

by C.S. Lewis

Fate and Free Will Quotes Page 1

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Quote #1

There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. (1.1)

Eustace's unpleasant name seems to reflect his unpleasant personality, even though he was named before his personality developed.

Quote #2

"I do not know what it means. But the spell of it has been on me all my life." (2.23)

We find it a little irritating that Reepicheep has been living with a prophecy all this time and didn't think to mention it once in the previous book, Prince Caspian.

Quote #3

"Did you know I was there all the time?"

"Well, of course I knew when I let the Duffers make themselves invisible that you would be coming along presently to take the spell off. I wasn't quite sure of the exact day." (11.11-12)

As a magician, Coriarkin has a general sense of things that are fated to happen in the future, but he doesn't know exactly how they will come about.