Narnia zum Zweiten: The Magician’s Nephew

C. S. Lewis. The Magician’s Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1) [Kindle Edition: HarperCollins, 2009]. 192 Seiten. Euro 2,32.

Meine Lieblingsstellen (Positionsnummern Kindle):

1. Momente der Wahrheit: Digory

“Please – Mr Lion – Aslan – Sir,” said Digory, “could you – may I – please, will you give me some magic fruit of this country to make Mother well?” (Pos 1349)

Polly didn’t want to. It wasn’t her fault. I – I fought her. I know I shouldn’t have. I think I was a bit enchanted by the writing under the bell.” “Do you?” asked Aslan. (1363)

“I’ll try to help you if you’ll promise to help my Mother,” but he realized in time that the Lion was not at all the sort of person one could try to make bargains with. (1423)

Digory would not have taken an apple for himself in any case. Things like Do Not Steal were, I think, hammered into boys’ heads a good deal harder in those days than they are now. (1597)

For the rest of that day, whenever he looked at the things about him, and saw how ordinary and unmagical they were, he hardly dared to hope; but when he remembered the face of Aslan he did hope. (1807)

2. Die doppelte Ethik des Experten: Uncle Andrew

„Rotten?“ said Uncle Andrew with a puzzled look. „Oh, I see. You mean that little boys ought to keep their promises. Very true: most right and proper, I’m sure, and I’m very glad you have been taught to do it. But of course you must understand that rules of that sort, however excellent they may be for little boys — and servants — and women — and even people in general, can’t possibly be expected to apply to profound students and great thinkers and sages. No, Digory. Men like me, who possess hidden wisdom, are freed from common rules just as we are cut off from common pleasures. Ours, my boy, is a high and lonely destiny.“
As he said this he sighed and looked so grave and noble and mysterious that for a second Digory really thought he was saying something rather fine. But then he remembered the ugly look he had seen on his Uncle’s face the moment before Polly had vanished: and all at once he saw through Uncle Andrew’s grand words. „All it means,“ he thought to himself, „is that he thinks he can do anything he likes to get anything he wants.“ (Quelle: wikiquote)

Uncle Andrew, you see, was working with things he did not really understand; most magicians are. (530)

(Jadis zu Andrew) You are a little, peddling Magician who works by rules and books. There is no real Magic in your blood and heart. (735)

No great wisdom can be reached without sacrifice. But the idea of my going myself is ridiculous. It’s like asking a general to fight as a common soldier. (270)

3. Die grausame Königin: Jadis

 “I, Jadis the last Queen, but the Queen of the World.” (623)

“I was the Queen. They were all my people. What else were they there for but to do my will?” (640)

“Why do you run from me? I mean you no harm. If you do not stop and listen to me now, you will miss some knowledge that would have made you happy all your life.” (1608)