The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first of several novels in the C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. These books tell stories of another universe that is called Narnia. Here there are many unearthly things from talking animals and evil witches. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the story of four young siblings who discover this new world by entering a wardrobe. Little did they know, they were destined to become the new royalty of Narnia but only after going through many battles. In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis analyzes the character Lucy, the theme of good versus evil, and the parallels of Narnia to other literature and Lewis’s life.
In this book, Lucy is one of the children featured as protagonist. Her name came from C.S. Lewis’s goddaughter, Lucy Barfield. Throughout the book, the view point is almost always from Lucy (Emerson). She was even the first to find the wardrobe leading into Narnia (Lewis 8). Emerson said, “So in a sense, at least The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is Lucy’s story” (Emerson).
Lucy has an innocence and goodness. These are her strengths. They directly influence the people around her to clearly see her as an extraordinary and trustworthy young girl (Emerson). These qualities eventually lead her to become known as Queen Lucy the Valiant (Miller). In Narnia, all citizens had been charged to turn in any Sons of Adam or Daughters of Eve to the White Witch. Mr. Tumnus, a faun and the first creature Lucy met in Narnia, was a kidnapper for the White Which (Lewis 19). After Mr. Tumnus spent time with Lucy he could not allow himself to turn her in (Emerson). He did not turn her into the White Witch because he could not bring himself to turn in an innocent little girl who had done no harm to him or anyone else (Lewis 19). Also, Lucy had opened up to him and they had become somewhat of friends. Even early on in their friendship Lucy not only trusted a stranger faun, she believed in his goodness too (Emerson). When Mr. Tumnus began to tell Lucy of all of the evil plans he was supposed to follow, she replied to him in disbelief by saying, “I think you are the nicest Faun I’ve ever met” and “I’m sure you wouldn’t do anything of the sort” (Lewis 19). Lucy’s will to see the good in him ultimately influence Mr. Tumnus to risk his life for hers (Emerson).
During Lucy’s adventure she goes through several tests of her character. The first test she encounters is trying to convince her siblings that Narnia does exist (Emerson). The first time she tried to show them Narnia, the wardrobe did not lead to anything unlike it had when she entered it before (Lewis 25). Many at this time would think that they had dreamed or imagined Narnia, but not Lucy. She knew what she had seen and felt and would not allow others to bully her into thinking otherwise (Emerson). Her siblings did not believe her and ridiculed her by making fun of her saying it was all just a hoax and that she was just a little girl who...