[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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