The Surreptitious Boy

Here is Edmund meeting the White Witch.

February 4, 2020
By Zeke

Edmund should not have followed the White Witch because of these three reasons: It was foolish, secretive, and selfish. 

Following the White Witch was foolish since Edmund had already been told by Lucy that the sinister tall figure was evil. He was well aware that she was crazy, and yet he still followed her, therefore, making him unwise. Until she found a use for him, the Witch had also been mean to Edmund. Moreover, the sledge-riding, spear-wielding maniac had treated the dwarf with scorn.

The deceptive child was secretive when he slyly snuck out of the house of the Beavers’, who had shown he and his siblings nothing but hospitality. Edmund knew he was doing something wrong. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have crept out of the warm and cozy cave. He also gave the White Witch information behind his brother’s and sisters’ backs, which put them in danger.

Edmund was selfish. When he first wandered into Narnia, the mischievous boy told his family he hadn’t been there, making Lucy seem insane. He also didn’t want to share the kingdom that the Witch told him he would inherit. If he wasn’t so greedy, he would’ve divided the power  with them. Throughout the story, Edmund was self-absorbed.

All of this proves that Edmund was immature, surreptitious, and only thought about himself.

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