Lucy, the main character in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", was trying to prove to her siblings that she was speaking the truth while Tris, the main character in the novel "Divergent", did the opposite. Tris’ goal was to keep her secret from everyone to save her life and the lives of a few of her friends. Buck, an intrepid and mighty sled dog, was also working to persevere without being killed by his absurd owners or other rabid dogs. However, they were all either fighting for their lives or seeking acceptance from their loved ones.
At the age of 14, Lucy described herself as critical, sarcastic and she also believes that she is rather rebellious. She states that she has always had a problem with authority. Lucy does not seem to understand why this might be. This may have to do with the nature side of her development. When Lucy was 7 years old, she was not willing to back down when others were wrong and she was willing to correct them. A 14 year old Lucy also stated that whenever she knows that she is right and the other person is wrong, she will not allow someone to put her in her place. However, an older Lucy believes that she can take criticism
During Lucy’s adventure she goes through several tests of her character. The first test she encounters is trying to convince her siblings that Narnia does exist (Emerson). The first time she tried to show them Narnia, the wardrobe did not lead to anything unlike it had when she entered it before (Lewis 25). Many at this time would think that they had dreamed or imagined Narnia, but not Lucy. She knew what she had seen and felt and would not allow others to bully her into thinking otherwise (Emerson). Her siblings did not believe her and ridiculed her by making fun of her saying it was all just a hoax and that she was just a little girl who had an imagination (Lewis 25). Later on in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lucy’s second test arrives. She is the only one who is willing to take responsibility for everything that had taken place in Narnia such as Edmund, her brother, being captured and also helping the Narnians escape the injustices from the White Witch. She even goes as far as
At first, Lucy felt unsympathetic because she saw a breast more hidden than a face. Lucy eventually realizes the woman's suffering and says, "Her feelings of ugliness consumed her as much as mine consumed me but there was no doubt she was beautiful. Her problems lay in her perception". At 10, she began to mature emotionally at a rate uncommon to children facing a catastrophic loss. She tells of receiving solace and understanding more from a seriously ill asthmatic boy from a troubled family than from her own family. The years of cruel school taunting and reconstructive surgeries finally took their toll. Brilliantly explaining the pain of being rejected by her classmates and the secret desire to feel special, Lucy openly captures the pain and heartache of a girl growing up wanting nothing more than for others, as well as her self, to get past her physical flaws and love her for who she is on the inside. Other patients who suffered similarly by disfigurement and handicaps play a more prominent role in Lucy's experiences. From them she gathered the courage and strength that made it possible for her to survive. Lucy wonders early on "how do we go about turning into the people we are meant to be?" For years, the answer didn't come to her because of what she saw, or what she didn't see
Anyone who ever felt different or had any kind of physical characteristic or flaw that they were self conscious about while growing up will relate to Lucy and what she went through. If you were too tall or too small, had a facial birthmark or a big nose, crooked teeth or frizzy hair or acne, if you were not beautiful in the traditional sense or were different in any way- you will understand Lucy. Her profound insight into beauty, and what is beautiful, will hit home with you. It did with me.
Suddenly she found herself surrounded by a huge forest. There was snow all around so it was very cold, so Lucy put on one of the conveniently placed fur coats and went to explore the wood. She did not walk far when she saw a light walking closer she discovered it was a lamppost. It was here buy this lamppost Lucy met the talking fawn named Mr. Tomnas. The fawn invited Lucy to tea and almost turned her over to a woman called the white witch, but Mr. Tomnas ended up really liking Lucy so he couldn’t do it. Instead he led her back to the wardrobe door. When Lucy got back to her brothers and sister, she found out that no time had gone by at all since she walked into the wardrobe. Susan, Peter and Edmund didn’t believe Lucy when she told them there was another world called Narnia inside the wardrobe. Edmund was always following her around asking if she found any new countries in the cupboards lately, but Eventually Edmund found his way into the wardrobe land too, and met the white witch. She was kind to him, but was really a witch, and he allied himself with her. And without knowing he agreed to turn his brother and sisters over to her later he realizes the gravity of his mistake and how much of his brothers anger he is risking. Then Susan, Peter, Lucy and Edmund all find their way into Narnia and find out that the lion called Aslan expects them to be queens and kings over all in
Throughout the novel, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy reveals that her mother's angry demeanour is only due to her fear for Lucy’s life. Lucy’s mother is first mentioned as Lucy describes the tolls her sickness has taken on her parents. Lucy states that “the whole family shared the burden of [her] mother’s anger”(Grealy 9) displaying that her mother holds an angry outlook on life. Lucy feels responsible for this anger as it seems to correlate with the issues her family faces regarding money and payments for Lucy's treatments. In reality these emotions are really just her mother's way of dealing with Lucy’s sickness. Lucy’s mother was “the only one in the family who faced facts” (19) implying that she was the only one who grasped how
When Lucy first met the Faun, his true intentions were to kidnap her for the White Queen . He spent time witch Lucy and saw how kind of a lady she was. The faun shows guilt by telling Lucy his plans about kidnapping her . He says “That’s the worst of it ,” said Mr.Tumnus with a deep groan. “I 'm a kidnapper for her, that’s what I am. Look at me , Daughter of Eve . Would you believe that I’m the sort of faun to meet a poor innocent child in the wood , one that had never done me any harm, and pretend to be friendly with it, and invite it home to my cave , all for the sake of luling it asleep and then handing it over to the White Witch?”(Lewis 17). This concludes that he began to have built up guilt for not telling Lucy that he was a kidnapper for the White Queen and felt that he has betrayed her . Edmund felt awful that he has done suggested a bad thing against Lucy that could be a good friend to him .
With all her suffering, Lucy was awakened to all the glories of living to which we remain unaware of so much of the time. Lucy also exhibits a sensible, mature understanding of her father. She realizes he left her alone during her terrifying and traumatizing treatments with a completely heartless and hateful physician only because of his own inability to deal with and accept the type of pain his own daughter was experiencing. Through these extraordinary events, the family, overwhelmed by shock and shame, abandoned Lucy emotionally.
The painting hanging on her wall are more than just a reflection of the past. The paintings symbolize her inability to recognize Lucy’s pain. The relationship between the two girls is limited by an invisible social constraint. Lois has an idealized perception of Lucy’s. She holds Lucy in such high regard, that she is unable to recognize lLucy’s pain. This was a crippling social construct between the two friends. Lucy enjoyed bragging about her life and she loved the attention from Lois. The paintings are a reminder of Lois’s inability to accept the weakness of Lucy, or the idea that she could need her
They are very over protective of her and create a safety net over her whole life. So everyday her father and brother repaint the barn which she paints everyday, watch The Sixth Sense, and provide her with a copy of the same paper. Her brother and dad spend most all of their time keeping Lucy from the truth. Her lack of short term memory and possession of long term memories turn her brother and fathers lives’ into an everyday replay. One time after Henry and Lucy break up he visits Lucy and sees all of her paintings. Obviously when he comes by she doesn’t recognize him except that he looks like the man she has been painting. All her recent paintings include Henry in them. That means Henry has helped her some what retain some of her short term memories.
Furthermore, Lois and Lucy seem to be filling in each other's defects. They are different but the unlikenesses integrate and become more complete. As an illustration, Lucy and Lois do things that are against the rules but they don't get caught since Lucy is an accomplished liar.' Also even though Lucy is careless of time,' since Lois is aware of the time, they won't have problems being late to something.
Lucy was born August 13, 1818 in West Brookfield, Massachusetts. She had 8 siblings and her parents were farmers. Lucy’s father taught her to have anti-slavery beliefs, but she was angered that her father thought that men were dominant over women. She had a passion for public speaking and women’s rights. At sixteen she became a teacher and was furious when her brother told her that women had a lower income than men. To try to solve that
Lucy is clearly the most sexual female of the female characters and this description leads to the reader understanding the inappropriateness of the women being overtly sexual and in some ways them understanding the threats the ‘New Women’ possess. When dying Lucy is described as having a “voluptuous mouth” and her body to be “withering and quivering” once again the ‘New Woman’ is referred to as being very sexual and confident,