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haracter Analysis in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is filled with a variety of memorable characters, who, with their individuality and unique characteristics, help tell the tale of a life changing journey in a magical land. Each of these characters--from the Pevensie children who take audiences along as they discover the mysterious world of Narnia, to the many incredible creatures they meet throughout their adventure--have distinctive traits and do their part in bringing C.S. Lewis’ classic story to life (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe). The story traces how each of the children (who, when compared, seem to greatly contrast each other) end up developing during the course of their journey. One great transformation happens to the oldest child: Peter. From the beginning he seems to be filled with many qualities that one would find in a good leader, yet his leadership ability is still able to grow even greater as the story progresses (McCarthy). This growth can be seen when he shows good judgment by deciding to stay in Narnia to try and rescue his Doe 2 brother Edmund. He also has the honor to take joint responsibility when Edmund ends up trying to betray them by saying, “It’s my fault really. I was too hard on him” (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe). Peter also shows great wisdom and bravery throughout their adventure, but does not develop courage in the face of great danger until much later in the story. This courage is displayed when he is given command over Aslan’s forces and rises to the challenge of leading the attack against the White Witch and her army. This battle tests Peter’s leadership, and when he succeeds he is able to step back out of the wardrobe as a man greatly changed from the boy he was at the
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