Sunday, 2 August 2009
10:15:06 PM (GMT)
Been awhile since I made one of these... Not that anyone cares, since no one has
ever read them.
I'm listening to the first Chronicles of Narnia movie. The first two to enter the
wardrobe, Lucy and Edmund, both meet someone almost as soon as they come through, and
they're conpanion in both cases shows them kindness, which in turn made the child
loyal to them even after it is revealed that the Narnian potentially means them ill.
It's not mentioned in the book, but in the movie at least they show Edmund forcing
Lucy to find a differnt hiding place. If Lucy had protested then it would have been
Edmund who hid in the wardrobe. It would have been Edmund who met Mr. Tumnes.
It's not clear what would have happened then- I'm not sure if Edmund would have told
the others, though he might, like Lucy, be disoriented by the time change and make up
some exuse about getting locked in the wardrobe. Or maybe he'd have told Lucy because
she's the youngest and would be likliest to beleive him.
The real point is that the actions of the character Edmund, be them good or ill,
were predetermined by the oppurtunities they were presented. Would Lucy not have
taken to the kindly old woman? Would Edmund not have been enthralled by tales of wild
adventures Mr. Tumnes might have told Edmund to make him stay?
And if you look at other sources of villians, the pattern persists. And with everyone
living in our own universes of our own perception, each truth and oppurtunity we're
exposed to is warped slightly upon entry. Oppurtunities seem differnt to one person
then to another. Meaning- Villians who do something seemingly without reason
definately think they have a reason. And their reason may well be better then
Because really, if the options are presented bluntly, who would actually choose evil