Thread: ABOUT QUEEN SUSAN
But I was SHOCKED AND DISMAYED about Susan. When Peter tells the last prince that Susan is no longer a friend of Narnia , and then later on Queen Lucy sees England in the New Narnia and her mother and father waving at her, well Susan is not there.
So I don't understand, what does this mean. She isn't ever going to be in heaven or the New Narnia with the family? What was her crime? She was just becoming adult and being a human , living in the human world she had normal human girl interests. And also it says specifically that she merely laughed and asked the others if they were still playing those games like they did when they were little.
Also, since Aslan forgave much much worse in humans and animals, could Susan not be forgiven. I am totally confused on this point and could not bear the thought that Susan, after all she did for Narnia, was left out in the end to be alone and without her family or Aslan.
Can someone help me on this,,,,,,,,,,please. Thankyou.
And BTW Grondy ruined the "Rivendell theme" that Glorifindel mentioned. Oh well, LOL!
I have the tapes from the BBC in which David Suchet is King Aslan and I am sure that I remember Lucy looking in the far off distance after the explanation of Susan and she sees England, well the new England, everything worth keeping is there in Narnia only better.She sees her mother and father, they have made it, one never even had a hint they were friends of Narnia. So poor Susan is still in our world and Peter,Edmond and Lucy are dead as well as the parents.
I just cannot think what you mean Grondy.
I think you are right. I have The Last Battle here with me, and in that passage, it reads:
"'Sir,' said Tirian, when he had greeted all these. 'If I have read the chronicles aright, there should be another. Has not your Majesty two sisters? Where is Queen Susan?'
"'My sister Susan,' answered Peter shortly and gravely, 'is no longer a friend of Narnia.'
"'Yes,' said Eustace, 'and whenever you've tried to get her to come and talk about Narnia or do anything about Narnia, she says 'What wonderful memories you have! Fancy your still thinking about all those funny games we used to play when we were children.''
"'Oh Susan!' said Jill, 'she's interested in nothing now-a-days except nylons and lipstick and invitations. She always was a jolly sight too keen on being grown-up.'
"'Grown up, indeed,' said the Lady Polly. 'I wish she would grow up. She wasted all her school time wanting to be the age she is now, and she'll waste all the rest of her life trying to stay that age. Her whole idea is to race on to the silliest time of one's life as quick as she can and then stop there as long as she can.'"
This passage seems to indicate that Susan's big sin was denying Narnia's existence, hence denying that God and the supernatural exist. But it also indicates that Susan was still alive, since it has the characters speaking of her in the present as living and planning for the future. It seems to me she is the only one of the family still living in the "old England" while the rest have gone to heaven, the "new Narnia."
Grondy do you have ALL the tapes? I only have the Last Battle and the strange and wonderful thing is I was at the supermarket one evening and was tired and I think waiting for someone and this particular supermarket has bins here and there through the store with all sorts of hard cover books in them, every conceivable subject thrown together with no rhymne nor reason.
I often will look through them because they are at least fifty per cent less in cost than the exact same book at the local bookstores. And I can use that extra for those in need.
I saw the cover and was immediately unable to do anything but pick up the box. I thought it was a strange DVD but no the tapes. My heart pounded with some sort of secret joy and I bought them right then and there and marvelled that the thing had not been snapped up. It was as if it was waiting for me.
That weekend I listened and everything about it was as good or better than a spectacular motion picture show. And the music.
And to think you have them all? I cannot fathom the joy.
Again dear Gandalf thankyou.YOu are very very kind.