[DWJ] Re: Last Battle
Elizabeth G. Holtrop
elizabeth at bouma-holtrop.com
Thu Jun 22 21:56:45 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.
And Robyn wrote:
> 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.
Ditto. I never cared about Susan's fate until I became older, I started wearing makeup, and I realized that I thought she'd been given a raw deal.
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