Re: C.S. Lewis
- In a message dated 7/22/99 3:47:27 PM Central Daylight Time,
> Are sexual politics really a valid criticism in books that are children'sEsp when CSL says that one of the reasons he chose the children's story form
was to omit all "love-interest."
I don't think Jadis or the White Witch are "sexual" figures. Full-grown
women, yes ("a demd fine woman," says deluded Uncle Andrew) but their big
interest is POWER, not sex. The White Witch is... well, dash it! ... FRIGID
Mrs Beaver is (like Mrs Dimble in the Trilogy) a fully wedded woman, in a
later stage of life; and both of them are certainly "good."