I watched Voyage of the Dawn Treader the other day. Of course it was excellent – how could it not be – but I want to comment on the psychological sidestory involving Lucy’s alleged sense of inferiority compared to her older sister Susan.
Two problems with this. First of all, Georgie Henley is coming along nicely and at 15 is, in her own way, every bit as pretty as Anna Popplewell. But also, in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lucy had already lived to adulthood and therefore already knows exactly what she will look like when she grows up. Since this happens to be Georgie’s older sister Rachel, a certifiable hot babe, it’s not clear why a younger-again Lucy would suddenly be envious of her supposedly more beautiful sister.
I don’t recall this being part of the book, but then I don’t recall much of the book at all.