- Jun 25, 2005I have a query about a point in LWW. In re-reading the novel, I am curious
why Edmund isn't told of the sacrifice Aslan makes in his place. I know the
argument Susan offers ("wouldn't you feel awful if you were in his place?"),
and I think when I first read this and was much younger I just accepted
that. But why shouldn't Edmund be told? I know Aslan says when the siblings
are first reunited that there need not be any talk about that which has
already passed, and I can see this being carried out in the same manner, but
I am left with the question of why.
In his _Companion to Narnia_, Paul Ford suggests that Lucy does tell Edmund
at some point, given how Edmund acts as he grows older, but we have no proof
Can anyone answer why Lewis leaves this unclear?
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