From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  

by C.S. Lewis

The Sea People and the Sea Girl

Character Analysis

The Sea People are an underwater race who live in the Eastern Seas between Ramandu's Island and Aslan's country. They are more like human beings than mermaids (the fact that they are able to ride astride sea-horses suggests they have legs) but they have pale ivory skin and purple hair. They are a different type of sea people from the ones who sang at the coronation of the four Pevensie children at the end of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. While those people were friendly allies of Narnia, the Sea People in this book are warlike and proud. One of the Sea People, a Sea Girl, acts as a shepherdess for a school of fish. As she is taking care of her flock, her eyes meet Lucy's, and they somehow connect very deeply in that instant.

Advertisement