The Silver Chair Social Sensitivity

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Happiness and unhappiness. Having and not having. These are aspects of the human condition, with people often concerned about finding happiness and having what they want to have. For Jill, Eustace, and Puddleglum, these yearnings confuse their mission, obscuring what they should do from what they should not do. When Jill drinks from Asian's stream, she has a taste of something that transcends happiness, fulfilling a need greater than thirst and hunger. Yet, in spite of this tangible tie to Asian, she strays from his commandments, falling along with Eustace into a desperate desire to be taken care of, to have good food and physical comfort. It seems reasonable that anyone would want to be well fed and, in "The Chronicles of Narnia," a sign of prosperity is an abundance and wide variety of good food and drink, but there is more to happiness than physical...

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