Prince Caspian Social Sensitivity

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Although there is more adventure than violence in Prince Caspian, it is a novel about a civil war, and people are hurt in it—even killed. It was Lewis's belief that young readers want decisive results for good and evil in their books; having a wicked witch die is a decisive way of showing evil getting what it deserves. Prince Caspian is much more complex than a fairy tale, and the violence is more complicated than commonly found in fairy tales, but it still reflects Lewis's view of the matter. The usurper Miraz, murderer of his own brother, is murdered by one of the men who helped him seize Narnia's throne. High King Peter lops off the head of one of Miraz's traitorous opponents. Lewis believed that good people had to take active roles in fighting evil or they were not fulfilling their obligations to God or to...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Prince Caspian from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.