Good vs. Evil | The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

White Witch and Edmund in sledge, Illustration by Pauline Baynes Ill, vintage watercolour sketch of Queen of Narnia in reindeer-drawn sledge with Edmund and dwarf

The White Witch and Edmund both do bad things during the course of the novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – and we’ve agreed that the White Witch is an evil character.

In your opinion, is Edmund also evil?

5 responses to “Good vs. Evil | The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

  1. In my opinion I think that Edmund is on the side of the queen. I think of that because Edmund ran away from his brother and sisters to go see the queen. But at the end Edmund just realized that the queen was bad. So Edmund went kind of on the side of his siblings. I think that Edmund was on the side of both the queen and his siblings and acting like he was on the side of his siblings but he was on the side of his siblings.

  2. I don’t think that Edmund is evil, I think that he is mean and bad but not evil. At first Edmund didn’t really know that the witch was evil so he wasn’t doing anything bad and when he escaped from the beavers house we didn’t know what he was actually going to do. And at the war Edmund was actually for the team Aslan, he tried to save|help his family and friends. Even though Edmund was “the bad guy” (human) in the story, he wasn’t that bad and we have to remember that at the end of the book (story) he regretted of what he had done and was sorry.

  3. In my opinion, I think Edmund did not do the right thing. He returned to join the white witch only to have more Turkish delight. He didn’t even stop to think of it before. He just sprinted to the witch’s house and told all about the situation with not even thinking of his brother and sisters and what would happen to him after. At the same time, I think Edmund is not as evil as the white witch, he just didn’t make the good choice. He should of just think about it a little more carefully. Forgetting about Turkish delight, and thinking of all these creatures saying bad things about the witch that are true, Edmund would of maybe picked the right decision.

  4. Edmund was evil, but not as evil as the White Witch. For instance, in chapter 7, Edmund betrayed and left his brothers and sisters to go to the White Witch. But later on in the book he understood what is right and what is wrong and he came back to his brothers and sisters. But on the other hand, the White Witch did not understand that what she was doing was mean and cruel. She just wanted power so Narnia would be in her control. Edmund was also doing it for power, but he turned his back on the White Witch and came back to his brothers and sisters. They were each different and same in some ways.

  5. In my opinion I don’t think that Edmund is a bad guy. I think this because the Queen would turn animals and creatures into stones and I think that Edmund wouldn’t because he is nicer than that. Edmund did betray his brother and sisters to go to the White Witch but I think he did that because he thought the Queen would keep her promise and make him king. He didn’t realize yet that the White Witch is evil. Another thing that makes him not evil is at the end when he broke the Queen’s wand so that Alsan could kill the White Witch. He betrayed and let Alsan kill the Queen. If he was evil he wouldn’t have betrayed and let her be killed.

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