I have been doing a reading diary about The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and I struggle to understand the point of the scene when Edmund is afraid of the stone lion. I think it shows Edmund’s bigotry – He tries to find fun and self-worth by mocking others, and it brings him to a sad yet ridiculous situation. But, maybe there’s something I missed?
Thanks to anyone who would help!
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It’s been awhile since I’ve read it, and I don’t have the book in front of me to refresh myself, but my initial answer would be that this is further showcasing Edmund’s fleshly rebellion to Aslan. The statue reminds him of Aslan, so he wants nothing to do with it. Perhaps also he’s fearful because he subconsciously realizes that what he’s doing is wrong. Like sneaking candy from the drawer and turning around to see your mom in the doorway.
I’m probably too late to this, but there’s my answer.
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