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December 10th, 2007, 19:46
Originally Posted by Prime Junta View Post
'Oh Susan!' said Jill, 'she's interested in nothing now-a-days except nylons and lipstick and invitations. She always was a jolly sight too keen on being grown-up.'

Susan was condemned to perdition because she found out about boys.

I remember how I experienced it when I first read it around the age of 10 or 11, and it still reads the same way. Sophistry like the stuff you quoted won't change it: C.S. Lewis damned Susan, and his siblings and all the other characters never gave her a second thought.
So Susan went off into the real world and got herself all tarted up with lipstick and stockings for an enthusiastic sex life and the others missed out on all that and just hang around in the back of a closet eating turkish delight for all eternity?

I reckon Susan got the better end of the deal personally.
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