February 5, 2009
Writing II (B286)
What Makes Prince Caspian Tick
Throughout C.S. Lewis’s novel “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”, we see many processes at work. Some of these processes are literally in front of the reader’s face, and others are deeply hidden within the work. One of the most noticeable processes in the entire work is the battle between Peter and Miraz, and of course the steps leading up to it. Without these steps and the ultimate battle, the book of Prince Caspian would have an entirely different meaning-as would the rest of the series.
“Prince Caspian” is the turning point in the series, where the rightful king of Narnia, Prince Caspian, is trying to remove the current king, Miraz, from the throne, and take his place as King of Narnia. After fleeing for his life due to the revelation of a plot to have him murdered, Caspian finds some new friends and begins to build a force to battle Miraz’s army. Unbeknownst to him, his help would include Peter, Edmund, Susan, Lucy, and Aslan, the great rulers of the former Narnia. Caspian builds his army and gathers followers ultimately culminating in a final battle.
It is very noticable in the book that Caspian doesn’t do anything for himself. He doesn’t do anything to get monentary or political gain. He wants to restore Narnia to its former glory because he is fascinated by the stories that he’s heard. He was told that the ancient times of Narnia were magical and wonderous. Who wouldn’t want to experience such times as that?
Upon meeting his new friends after leaving the Telmarine kingdom, Caspian is convinced that Miraz is nothing but detrimental to the world of Narnia and with some help begins to form an army to battle for the right to rule Narnia. This is crucial to help the current state of Narnia. As Caspian continues to learn the truth about what happened to his world, he becomes prepared to fight Miraz and his army for the right to rule the world of Narnia. Caspian’s...
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