Why Susan Pevensie Has Defenders

Like every other good evangelical child, I grew up reading the Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis. I was so fascinated with the books that my siblings and I made green and yellow rings and used them to travel through the pools in the wood between the worlds and explore imaginary worlds. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you need to reread the Magician's Nephew.) In my family, the four oldest children were two boys and two girls, so it was only natural that we would play as Peter, … [Read more...]


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In Defense of Susan Pevensie

I read the Chronicles of Narnia over again and again and again as a child. My dad read them aloud to us, and we read them to ourselves, and then we acted them out in the woods, creating wooden swords and bows and going on adventures. The oldest four of us, two boys and two girls, took on the roles of Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. This meant that I was Susan.I felt very conflicted about being Susan. On the one hand, I loved Susan - strong and beautiful and brave, one of the kings and queens … [Read more...]


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