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|Name:||Lucy Pevensie, The Valiant|
She's a rose in a lily's cloak
She can hide her charms
It is her right there will be time
To chase the sun with ribbons undone
She runs like a fire does
Just picking up daisies
Comes in for a landing
A pure flash of lightening
Past alice blue blossoms
You follow her laughter
And then she'll surprise you
Arms filled with lavender
"...But as for Lucy, she was always gay and golden-haired, and all princes in those parts desired her to be their Queen, and her own people called her Queen Lucy the Valiant."
-The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
"And where is the Queen Susan?"
"At Cair Paravel," said Corin. "She's not like Lucy, you know, who's as good as a man, or at any rate as good as a boy."
-The Horse and His Boy
"It is hard for you, little one," said Aslan. "But things never happen the same way twice. It has been hard for us all in Narnia before now."
Lucy buried her head in his mane to hide from his face. But there must have been magic in his mane. She could feel lion strength going into her. Quite suddenly she sat up.
"I'm sorry, Aslan," she said. "I'm ready now."
"Now you are a Lioness," said Aslan. "And now all Narnia will be renewed."
Lucy Pevensie was the first of the four children to discover Narnia, at age nine. She and her three siblings had many adventures before being crowned kings and queens of the land. She became known as Queen Lucy the Valiant before returning to her own world, a child again.
She would return to Narnia twice more before growing too old.
And then, because Aslan is kind, she was allowed to see it one last time.
Lucy is the closest of the four children to Aslan, able to see him even when the others can't. Contrary to what the BBC says, she is blonde, with a slightly round face. Physically, she is eighteen, almost nineteen, having died in a railway accident in 1949.
Lucy can be said to symbolise the natural virtues of humankind, whether manifested as "childhood innocence" or in its more mature forms as depicted in the later stories. In many instances, especially in a scene in Prince Caspian where she follows Aslan even though her siblings are unable to see him and believe Lucy is lying about seeing him, she seems to represent faith. (Wikipedia)
Given Lewis's penchant for the use of significant names (for example, Aslan is Turkish for lion), the surname "Pevensie" is worthy of notice. Pevensey, on the southeast coast of England, is the site of a medieval castle that figures importantly in British history at several points. In Rudyard Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill (1907) at least one of the characters refers to Pevensey as "England's Gate," which the celebrated wardrobe in Lewis's books quite literally becomes. (Wikipedia)
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