[DWJ] Re: Last Battle

rohina at shaw.ca rohina at shaw.ca
Thu Jun 22 20:47:58 EDT 2006

Charles Butler wrote:

>  The absence of the nylon-bedazzled Susan never bothered me - I think I'd never quite forgiven her for being so snippy with Lucy in Prince Caspian.
>  Charlie
Interesting. It almost makes an argument about female readers perhaps 
being a bit concerned about being identified as Susan (especially if 
they are older than Lucy), whereas it wouldn't occur to male readers to 
identify with the rejected. I can definitely remember changing my 
opinion about Susan when I reread the books and was old enough not to be 
a huge Lucy fan; I went from thinking she deserved it to being extremely 
uneasy about her.


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