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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