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Narnia character
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Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie in the 2008 film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
Lucy Pevensie
Race Human
Nation England
Gender Female
Title Queen of Narnia
Birthplace England, Earth
Family
Parents Mr. & Mrs. Pevensie
Siblings Peter, Susan and Edmund
Family Eustace Scrubb (cousin)
Major character in
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Portrayals in adaptations
1988 BBC miniseries: Sophie Wilcox (younger), Juliet Waley (older)
2005 Walden/Disney film: Georgie Henley (younger), Rachael Henley (older)
2008 Walden/Disney film: Georgie Henley[1]
2010 Walden/Fox film: Georgie Henley

Lucy Pevensie is a fictional character in C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. She is the youngest of the four Pevensie children, and the first to find the Wardrobe entrance to Narnia in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Of all the Pevensie children, Lucy is the closest to Aslan. Also, of all the humans who have visited Narnia, Lucy is perhaps the one that believes in Narnia the most. She is ultimately crowned "Queen Lucy the Valiant", co-ruler of Narnia along with her two brothers and her sister. Lucy is the central character of the four siblings in the novels.

Lucy is portrayed by Georgie Henley in the 2005 film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and she returned to reprise her role in the 2008 film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.[1] Georgie's elder sister, Rachael Henley, portrays the older Queen Lucy at the end of the first film. Actually Georgie Henley is also a part of the cast of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Third of the film series.

The character of Lucy Pevensie was inspired by June Flewett [2], a devout Catholic London girl evacuated by her convent to The Kilns, Lewis' country home in 1942.[3]

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Biography

Prior story

Lucy was born in 1932 and is 8 years old when she appears in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. By The Last Battle she is 17 years old.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Lucy's siblings, Peter, Susan and Edmund, do not believe her about Narnia at first, but later they all find their way to Narnia. In the first story, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, she is the first of the Pevensies to enter Narnia through a magical wardrobe in Professor Kirke's old house, and sees Narnia in the One Hundred Year Winter, under the rule of Jadis the White Witch, the evil self-styled Queen of Narnia. There she meets Mr. Tumnus the Faun and, later, the Beavers. While traveling with her siblings and beavers, Father Christmas gives them gifts; Lucy is given a vial with magical cordial that can heal almost any injury , and a small dagger with which to defend herself "at great need". She and her companions arrive at Aslan's camp, and later that night, she and Susan comfort Aslan as he walks to his death. Both girls also witness his sacrifice. While their brothers are going to war, Lucy and her sister see Aslan come back to life and help him wake the creatures in the White Witch's castle, which the White Witch had turned to stone. They meet with their brothers at the end of the battle. At Cair Paravel, she is crowned to the Glistening Eastern Sea as Her Majesty Queen Lucy by Aslan to the throne as co-ruler of Narnia, this marking the fulfilling of the ancient prophecy and the end of the White Witch's reign. During her reign, the people name her Queen Lucy the Valiant. She and her siblings make a Golden Age in Narnia. Late in the Golden Age while hunting the white stag through Lantern Waste, she notices the lantern where she met Mr. Tumnus. She stops her siblings and they look and wonder what it is. Lucy, in a dreamy voice, says Spare Oom, Mr. Tumnus' phrase for the land from which they came, and the children run through the wardrobe into England, where no time had passed and they are children again.

Prince Caspian

Lucy travels to Narnia again with her three siblings in Prince Caspian. In that book, Lucy is the only one to see Aslan at first, and she has a terrible time convincing her brothers and sister as well as Trumpkin the dwarf that he had returned, echoing her trials early in the first book (though Edmund ultimately trusts her, given that she had turned out to be right about Narnia during their previous visit). Aslan tells her to try again, and says that she must follow him alone if they refuse to come with her. Lucy comments that Aslan has grown larger. He explains that he appears larger to her because she is older.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

While Susan travels with Mr. and Mrs. Pevensie to America and Peter studies with Professor Digory Kirke, Lucy, Edmund and their cousin Eustace are drawn into Narnia through a magical painting in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. This is very much Lucy's book, written largely from her point of view. However, at the end Aslan firmly tells her and Edmund that they have become, like Susan and Peter, too old to further experience the wonders of Narnia.

The Horse and His Boy

The events in The Horse and His Boy take place after the siblings are crowned, and before they return to England, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Queen Lucy is a young woman who rides to the aid of Archenland. She is described by Prince Corin as being more like a tomboy, unlike her sister, Queen Susan, who is a "proper lady". She helps King Lune to welcome Aravis to Anvard, and helps to get Aravis's room and clothes ready.

The Last Battle

In The Last Battle, she plays a minor part as she returns to Narnia again with her brothers, High King Peter and King Edmund, along with Eustace Scrubb, Jill Pole, Polly Plummer, and Digory Kirke. There, she witnesses the destruction of Narnia and lives in the new Narnia created by Aslan. In the new Narnia, all the people and animals who lived in the previous Narnia during its existence return and join together. Lucy also meets her old friend Mr. Tumnus the Faun again, and Aslan tells her about a railway accident that occurs in England in which she, her brothers, her parents, Polly, Digory, Eustace and Jill died. Then she and Digory, Polly, Peter, Edmund, Eustace and Jill stay and live in Narnia Forever.

Portrayals

Other appearances

Although reviews of The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles issue 0 indicated that Alice, Wendy Darling and Dorothy Gale shared their dorm with Susan Pevensie, a recent review of the now-released issue 1 indicates many fans are believing this is actually meant to be Lucy, and not Susan.

She is spoofed in the 2007 film Epic Movie.

External links

References

  1. ^ a b "Caspian to be second Narnia movie". BBC. 2006-01-18. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4625478.stm. Retrieved 2006-12-01.  
  2. ^ The Daily Telegraph, 11 December 2005.
  3. ^ Wilson, A.N. (2002). C.S.Lewis: A Biography. London: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 9780393323405.  
  • Ford, Paul (2005), Lucy Pevensie (in The Companion to Narnia: A Complete Guide to the Magical World of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia), HarperSanFrancisco, ISBN 0-06-079127-6







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