Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The Pevensies

PETER - Peter's the oldest. He's used to being in charge and taking care of his siblings, and he tries to be responsible and mature. In the books, he has black hair, dark eyes, and dimples - but he has blond hair in the movies (being played by William Mosley).

Title in Narnia: King Peter the Magnificent, High King of Narnia, Emperor of the Lone Islands, Lord of Cair Paravel, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Lion

Name of Peter's sword: Rhindon (he also got a shield from Father Christmas, if my mind is not playing tricks with me)

Fun fact from Wikipedia: An early draft of The Lion begins, "This book is about four children whose names were Ann, Martin, Rose, and Peter. But it is most about Peter who was the youngest."

SUSAN - Susan is the second oldest. Susan is not only matronly (making sure all her siblings are both safe and kept in check), she is also known as being a beauty (she also has dark hair like her brother), both in "the real world" and Narnia. Susan likes to look at things in the logical way, but she also prefers comfort and safety over adventure. These traits, along with hitting the teenage years, moves Susan towards doubt and unbelief about Narnia, preferring "nylons and lipstick and invitations". This move towards "teenage things" is shown in the movie Prince Caspian, when Susan (played by Anna Popplewell).

Title in Narnia: Queen Susan the Gentle

Susan's gifts from Father Christmas: bow and arrows, magical horn

A not-so-fun fact from Wikipedia: Some people (such as J. K. Rowling) state that they "have a problem" with Susan "falling from grace" because of her attitude in The Last Battle. (Well, I have a problem with your opinions.)

EDMUND - Edmund is the younger brother, and a little bit of rebel at the beginning of the series. He begins as "spiteful and mean-hearted" (quote from Wikipedia), like Eustace Scrubb, but he grows into a loyal, kind-hearted, courageous, and logical young man during the course of the series. Although the illustrations in the books show him to have dark hair (like he does in the movie, being played by Skandar Keynes), he is actually described as being a blonde.

Title in Narnia: King Edmund the Just, Duke of Lantern Waste, Count of the Western March, Knight of the Noble Order of the Table

Edmund's gifts from Father Christmas: none, as he was not with his siblings at the time (but he does have his own trusty sword like Peter, of course)

A fun fact (not from Wikipedia): Alyianna's favourite character is Edmund, which is so not a secret ;)

LUCY: Lucy is the youngest of the Pevensies, and is a blonde like her brother Edmund in the books. She is the central character of the four children, being faithful (the one who always trusts Aslan [Narnia's God-figure]), loyal, and kind. Lucy is played by Georgie Henley in the movies. (Sorry Lucy's description is so short - but let's say it's short and sweet.)

Title in Narnia: Queen Lucy the Valiant

Lucy's gifts from Father Christmas: a dagger and a magical healing cordial

Fun fact from Wikipedia: Although reviews of The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles issue 0 indicated that AliceWendy Darling, and Dorothy Gale shared their dorm with Susan Pevensie, a recent review of the now-released issue 1 indicates many fans are believing this is actually meant to be Lucy, and not Susan.

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Alyianna Baggins is a seventeen-year-old North American girl who loves the world of fantasy - especially Middle Earth and Narnia. You can visit her at her main blog, Scribbles of a Catholic Teen, or one of her other blogs, - Password to Middle EarthAlyianna's Reviews, or The Road Goes Ever On.

1 comment:

  1. I have the same personality as MBTI type as Edmund, boo-ya!


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