Focus point: Real or fake?
Are Narnians real? Perhaps Clive Lewis made them up, or........ can they be a true people?
Thought: Inspired by saints
Perhaps they are not really real, but inspired by saints.
LUCYLucy could have been inspired by St. Lucy of Narni. There WAS a small town in Italy called Narni (or as Narnia). C.S. Lewis found this name in an atlas when he was young, and The Chronicles of Narnia might have been inspired from it!
Peter could have been inspired by one of Jesus' apostles, Simon Peter. They both were strong leaders and protectors, just in different ways.
St. Susanna might have been the base for Susan. Though not much more than the name is similar, they both acted or were mothers.
Edmund could have had his inspiration from the great Edmund Campion. This wonderful saint must have had his mishaps, just like Edmund does!
Maybe they really are actual human beings. They look like humans, and act like humans! They could be an old form of humans. Or we are all Narnians! (Narnians could be another name for humans.)
They must be fake! What else can be sensible? A lot of authors make up characters - right.....?
Conclusion: Inspired by saints
Please comment and tell me what are your thoughts!