The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Transformation Quotes Page 5
How we cite our quotes:
"In the world from which my friends come . . . they have a story of a prince or a king coming to a castle where all the people lay in an enchanted sleep. In that story he could not dissolve the enchantment until he had kissed the princess."
"But here," said the girl, "it is different. Here he cannot kiss the princess til he has dissolved the enchantment." (13.74-75)
The disenchanting of the lords is linked to Caspian finding a queen – but not in quite the way he hoped it would be!
And one by one everybody on board drank. And for a long time they were all silent. They felt almost too well and strong to bear it; and presently they began to notice another result. As I have said before, there had been too much light ever since they left the island of Ramandu – the sun too large (though not too hot), the sea too bright, the air too shining. Now, the light grew no less – if anything, it increased – but they could bear it. They could look straight up at the sun without blinking. They could see more light than they had ever seen before. And the deck and the sail and their own faces and bodies became brighter and brighter and every rope shone. (15.47)
The miraculous sweet water at the eastern edge of the world of Narnia transforms the crew of the Dawn Treader, making them more able to bear the natural and spiritual glories they encounter.