Favorite Narnian Female

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Which of these young women is the most wonderful?

Lucy (LWW/PC/VDT)
82
50%
Susan (LWW/PC)
15
9%
Aravis (HHB)
31
19%
Polly (MN)
1
1%
Jill (SC/LB)
28
17%
Helen (MN)
2
1%
Ramandu's Daughter (VDT)
3
2%
Lasraleen (HHB)
0
No votes
Gwendolen (PC)
1
1%
Other (please specify)
2
1%
 
Total votes : 165

Re: Favorite Narnian Female

Postby JillPoleFriend » May 10, 2018 2:41 pm

Jill Pole :) I find her relatable.
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Re: Favorite Narnian Female

Postby Valiant_Nymph » May 11, 2018 7:42 pm

^ I find a lot of people say that, JillPoleFriend. What do you find relatable about her? Personally, I always felt I'd mess up the signs like Jill.
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Re: Favorite Narnian Female

Postby JillPoleFriend » May 11, 2018 7:46 pm

The same thing, Valiant. I always thought I would mess them up, and that I'd be tempted by the warm baths in the giant city. :-s
I like seeing how she matured in LB though. And she's got a lot of spunk!

I have to say I'm not such a bit fan of Aravis though. I suppose she turned out alright in the end, but I was shocked by how mean she was to Shasta (and I suppose I just felt really bad for him, having been attached to his point of view). Why do you suppose she was so arrogant?
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Re: Favorite Narnian Female

Postby Valiant_Nymph » May 11, 2018 8:03 pm

JillPoleFriend wrote:I have to say I'm not such a bit fan of Aravis though. I suppose she turned out alright in the end, but I was shocked by how mean she was to Shasta (and I suppose I just felt really bad for him, having been attached to his point of view). Why do you suppose she was so arrogant?


I think I disliked Aravis at first as well. I think we are supposed to dislike her. As you said, we are already sympathetic to Shasta/Cor, so naturally we are hostile to someone who is unkind to him. I did notice on a recent read that she becomes annoyed with him after he claims that she is "only a girl." He makes the comment because he is relieved that she isn't some Calormen Lord, but I got the impression that she assumed he was demeaning her by the comment. Maybe she has gotten that kind of treatment before, and it is a sore spot for her. After all, she was almost forced into a marriage because she is female.

I came to appreciate Aravis after the fact. Even though she is arrogant, she doesn't abandon Cor. She also tries to be brave. And I admired her desire for something more than dresses and parties.
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Re: Favorite Narnian Female

Postby coracle » May 12, 2018 2:18 pm

I'm very fond of both Jill and Polly, two ordinary girls who did the best they could in circumstances outside their normal experience. They stuck to their values, they spoke up for the truth. And they never gave up following Aslan and loving Narnia.
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Re: Favorite Narnian Female

Postby Valiant_Nymph » May 12, 2018 7:04 pm

^ I agree Coracle. I like Polly because she seems very normal, but also has a lot of good sense. It is interesting that she criticizes Susan's misdirected desire to grow up in LB. She is the one who always seemed very mature from the beginning, so I suppose she is in a position to sense that Susan really misunderstands what it means to be mature.
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Re: Favorite Narnian Female

Postby Mingxy » Jun 07, 2018 6:23 am

I chose Susan, because with many different things, both good and bad, I can relate to her.
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