Thursday, November 11, 2010

I love Lucy

For one of my final essays this semester, the task is to write a literary analysis of a fantasy story containing a strong spiritual element. I've chosen Prince Caspian, a book I haven't read since I was a small girl. I finished my re-read a couple of days ago and found a fresh appreciation for the things I hadn't paid as much attention to as an eight-year-old. Of course, all the old feelings of adventure and possibility were there -- as well as that 'I-wish-Peter-were-my-big-brother' kind of feeling. But I also noticed things that I hadn't noticed before, or, if I had, I've certainly forgotten them since.

I loved how Lewis' depiction of Aslan made me ponder the aspects of God's character that I have a tendency to forget. I loved the undercurrent of conversation about keeping faith even when one cannot see God at work. Most of all, though, I loved Lucy and her example of steadfast, childlike, accepting faith.

Lucy gazed up into the large wise face.
'Welcome, child,' Aslan said.
'Aslan,' said Lucy, 'you're bigger.'
'That is because you are older, little one,' answered he.
'Not because you are?'
'I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger.'

I am so thankful that He is always enough.

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Asea -- I definitely will post more about classes, then, even if just for you! I get terribly excited about these things, but I tend to imagine they will bore everyone else.

Julia -- it's a very cool thing to meet others who are similarly afflicted with this madness :).

All who've entered the giveaway -- thank you for your entries! It's putting me in quite the Christmassy mood. If you haven't entered yet, there's still time.


  1. I used to hate Lucy with a passion! It was because when I read the books, I was around the same age as Lucy and I was SO jealous! I wanted to discover a Narnia for myself and I still think that Aslan likes Lucy best out of all the children.

    But then when I was older and wiser (??), I watched the movies and the girl who played Lucy was absolutely fantastic. She brought a 'not annoying' quality to the role. I'm still a little jealous but now I can recognise myself in Lucy, she's sort of representative of the childlike nature within all of us and that makes it all ok.

    I'm very excited for Voyage of the Dawntreader. I just hope they don't mess up um... Reepicheep, is that his name? Lol, I'm such a huge fan I can't remember his name. You know, the AWESOME mouse that wears a flouncy hat and sword fights everyone.

    PS You're making me want to re-read the books!

  2. PPS Sorry for hogging your blog and making it my own personal forum on how Lucy is the child within all of us. I hadn't realised I'd written so much. I'm just very passionate about Narnia!

    And now I'm done. Promise!


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