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The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader" Literary Qualities

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Literary Qualities

The narrative voice of all the novels about the world of Narnia are told in a personable voice, with the occasional mention of "I," as in the sentence "'Why,' said I, 'was it so sad?'" in The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader."

However, in this novel, the narrator takes his personal interjections to a level not found in the other chronicles. When he gets near the end of The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader," he says that Lucy actually told him that she, Edmund and Eustace experienced "a musical sound" and a smell that affected them profoundly. He says that "Edmund and Eustace would never talk about it afterwards. Lucy could only say, 'It would break your heart. "Why,' said I, 'was it so sad?"Sad?

No,' said Lucy." This implies that the narrator has been told the story of the voyage of the...

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