#92 The Dragoning of Eustace (Book Commentary)

VDTThe Voyage of the Dawn Treader, part 2
The dragoning and un-dragoning of Eustace Clarence Scrubb. Few scenes in the Chronicles of Narnia have generated as much discussion. As a result, Rilian and Glumpuddle have to devote two entire episodes to the issue.

Chapters discussed:
5. The Storm and What Came of It (1:37)
6. The Adventures of Eustace (11:10)
7a. How the Adventure Ended (23:01)

RT 31:51

13 Responses

  1. Eustace says:

    Hurrah! I finally another podcast on my favorite book.

  2. Tina Harrell says:

    C.S. Lewis is brilliant in his way of being able to put into understandable and user-friendly language and images, the consequences of sin or our bad choices. In Disney's "Beauty and the Beast", the Prince becomes on the outside what he truly is on the inside and LOVE is the only power that can transform him into a decent human being. Ditto on Eustace. Aslan is the only one that can remove that final horrific layer of nastiness. Conversion: the result of grace moving a person to accept (and repent) his past failings and begin the journey toward becoming a person who eminates goodness, tolerance, patience, and love.

  3. Blait says:

    Podcast 92?!??!! Hard to believe there's been so many!

  4. Blait says:

    I love how Lewis makes Reepicheep's character develop over 2 books. In Prince Caspian It my be presumed that Reepicheep was one of the mice that responded to being drenched by Wimbleweather's tears with yelling at him causing the giant to find somewhere where he could be miserable in peace. But in VDT when Dragon Eustace is loney laying by himself felling his worst Reep, unlike with Wimbleweather, goes over and cheers him up. That's one reason why the characters in the Chronicles are very realistic, it happens over time not overnight.

  5. Smaug says:

    I really love these podcasts guys, i enjoy each and every one of them!
    Can't wait for The Silver Chair!
    Keep up the good work, because this IS good work! 🙂

  6. beady_eye_of_tash says:

    Hey – the podcast cuts off prematurely at 31 mins.

  7. glumPuddle says:

    Thanks! This is now fixed. It was only about 15 seconds from the end anyway. 🙂

  8. Smaug says:

    These podcasts really make you enjoy Narnia even more than you already did.
    I really like how you guys pick the most noteable situations in the books and try to analyze them to get a better understanding.
    I can't wait for discussions on Old Father Time or Tash etc..

  9. stateofgreen says:

    Who does the narration from the book at the beginning of this? It is on CD somewhere? Because I really liked the narration. Great podcasts on my fave book!

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