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Re: Favorite Narnian Female

PostPosted: May 10, 2018 2:41 pm
by JillPoleFriend
Jill Pole :) I find her relatable.

Re: Favorite Narnian Female

PostPosted: May 11, 2018 7:42 pm
by Valiant_Nymph
^ 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.

Re: Favorite Narnian Female

PostPosted: May 11, 2018 7:46 pm
by JillPoleFriend
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?

Re: Favorite Narnian Female

PostPosted: May 11, 2018 8:03 pm
by Valiant_Nymph
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.

Re: Favorite Narnian Female

PostPosted: May 12, 2018 2:18 pm
by coracle
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.

Re: Favorite Narnian Female

PostPosted: May 12, 2018 7:04 pm
by Valiant_Nymph
^ 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.

Re: Favorite Narnian Female

PostPosted: Jun 07, 2018 6:23 am
by Mingxy
I chose Susan, because with many different things, both good and bad, I can relate to her.

Re: Favorite Narnian Female

PostPosted: Sep 28, 2018 7:03 am
by SSBN_Dawn_Treader
I agree with ValiantNymph's analysis of Aravis ; she may be an unpleasant character at first, but that is due to the conditions in which she and Shasta meet (she was going to kill herself, remember) and she's being called "only a girl" while she's a princess. Of course, she wants to leave that "lifestyle", but she was still raised through it.

It reminds me, in a radically different fandom, of Makise Kurisu in Steins;Gate. She's acting rough to the main character because the latter always taunts her and behaves like he's raving mad most of the time. Meanwhile, in the Steins;Gate 0 storyline, she only discovers Okabe when he's depressed, and although it doesn't shine a pleasant light on him and on people around him, he behaves more or less normally and Kurisu/Amadeus doesn't display any sign of being hostile/tsundere to him, because there's no reason to.

If you haven't watched/read Steins;Gate, then, I'm sorry for the useless paragraph (but if you have the time and if you're not allergic to anime, I can only recommend the series to you, it's absolutely great), but to the ones who know the story, I hope it makes sense and that it makes you understand my point of view.

Re: Favorite Narnian Female

PostPosted: Aug 19, 2019 3:54 pm
by Alambil Stark
My favorite character is Jill because she is very fierce. She has a very strong character. I can relate a lot to her. However, I want to be more like her haha.

Re: Favorite Narnian Female

PostPosted: Aug 23, 2019 3:56 pm
by Geekicheep
Wow, this was a tough one! I'm not surprised Lucy got so many votes (she got mine), but look at all the others! Jill, Aravis, Polly, Susan, and so many others that were just awesome. Great topic!