History Literature / TheSilverChair

16th Dec '16 5:34:09 AM Johntoxable
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** Specifically, the Lady of the Green Kirtle's arguments are all based on the {{Genetic Fallacy}}, to dismiss an idea on the basis of its origin. All the more egregious for the fact that the Lady knows full well that both Aslan and the outside world exist. Of course, the magic of her harp makes the arguments more convincing to the protagonists than they otherwise would be.

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** Specifically, the Lady of the Green Kirtle's arguments are all based on the {{Genetic Fallacy}}, to dismiss an idea on the basis of its origin. All the more egregious for the fact that the Lady knows full well that both Aslan and the outside world exist. Of course, the magic of her harp mandolin makes the arguments more convincing to the protagonists than they otherwise would be.
16th Dec '16 5:30:58 AM Johntoxable
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* AuthorTract: At the end of the book, where the Lady of the Green Kirtle is set up as a HollywoodAtheist of the "completely evil" variety and Lewis puts into her mouth some deliberately skewed philosophical arguments against the existence of Aslan, although given her supernatural powers, she could be read as more like a demon than an atheist. Though she certainly is ''tempting'' the protagonists to atheism.

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* AuthorTract: At the end of the book, where the Lady of the Green Kirtle is set up as a HollywoodAtheist of the "completely evil" variety and Lewis puts into her mouth some deliberately skewed dubious philosophical arguments against the existence of Aslan, although given her supernatural powers, she could be read as more like a demon than an atheist. Though she certainly is ''tempting'' the protagonists to atheism.atheism.
** Specifically, the Lady of the Green Kirtle's arguments are all based on the {{Genetic Fallacy}}, to dismiss an idea on the basis of its origin. All the more egregious for the fact that the Lady knows full well that both Aslan and the outside world exist. Of course, the magic of her harp makes the arguments more convincing to the protagonists than they otherwise would be.
27th Nov '16 3:10:50 PM nombretomado
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: A subtle example. Eustace and Jill hear the tale of TheHorseAndHisBoy (which had not been published at the time) while in Cair Paravel. [[spoiler: The narration describes it as "the grand old tale of ''Prince Cor'' and Aravis and the horse Bree", spoiling Shasta's true identity.]]

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: A subtle example. Eustace and Jill hear the tale of TheHorseAndHisBoy ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' (which had not been published at the time) while in Cair Paravel. [[spoiler: The narration describes it as "the grand old tale of ''Prince Cor'' and Aravis and the horse Bree", spoiling Shasta's true identity.]]
31st Jul '16 2:34:10 AM Fireblood
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* EskimosArentReal: The Lady of the Green Kirtle claims not to believe in lions or any other aspect of the outside world. She's lying, but she nearly bewitches the overlanders into agreeing with her. This is a typical Creator/CSLewis allegory; in order to describe Aslan or Narnia to the Lady who says they don't exist, they have to do so in terms of things that she ''does'' accept the existence of, allowing her to dismiss it with "So you made up a bigger version of a cat, and called it a lion", in the same way as heaven, whether or not it exists, can clearly only described in terms of the mortal world by those who haven't experienced it (which may be everyone).

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* EskimosArentReal: The Lady of the Green Kirtle claims not to believe in lions or any other aspect of the outside world. She's lying, but she nearly bewitches the overlanders into agreeing with her. This is a typical Creator/CSLewis allegory; in order to describe Aslan or Narnia to the Lady who says they don't exist, they have to do so in terms of things that she ''does'' accept the existence of, allowing her to dismiss it with "So you made up a bigger version of a cat, and called it a lion", in the same way as heaven, whether or not it exists, can clearly only be described in terms of the mortal world by those who haven't experienced it (which may be everyone).



* KickedUpstairs: This happens to the Head of [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Experiment House]], after it is revealed that she is utterly incompetent at running the school. Played for laughs when she ends up in Parliament.

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* KickedUpstairs: This happens to the Head of [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Experiment House]], after it is revealed that she is utterly incompetent at running the school. Played {{Played for laughs laughs}} when she ends up in Parliament.



* LetsMeetTheMeat: Subverted in that [[spoiler:Puddleglum overhears some giants talking about the stag they were eating and how it had ''told'' them that it was tough and that they would not like it. Cue in-universe FridgeHorror]].

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* LetsMeetTheMeat: Subverted {{Subverted}} in that [[spoiler:Puddleglum overhears some giants talking about the stag they were eating and how it had ''told'' them that it was tough and that they would not like it. Cue in-universe FridgeHorror]].



* PlotSensitiveLatch: Near the beginning, Eustace and Jill are escaping from some bullies towards a door that is always locked, and of course it turns to be unlocked. Justified in that Aslan has magically caused this to happen, but they don't know it at the time.

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* PlotSensitiveLatch: Near the beginning, Eustace and Jill are escaping from some bullies towards a door that is always locked, and of course it turns to be unlocked. Justified [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Aslan has magically caused this to happen, but they don't know it at the time.
25th Jul '16 7:08:30 PM Galadriel
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** Eustace's unfortunate name may have been inspired by Lewis' own terrible name (Clive Staples), which he hated; he used Jack as his name among friends.
26th Jun '16 9:33:53 AM pi4t
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* TheVamp: The Lady of the Green Kirtle for Prince Rillian, even resorting to MindControl.



* TheVamp: The Lady of the Green Kirtle for Prince Rillian, even resorting to MindControl.

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* TheVamp: TrailersAlwaysSpoil: A subtle example. Eustace and Jill hear the tale of TheHorseAndHisBoy (which had not been published at the time) while in Cair Paravel. [[spoiler: The Lady narration describes it as "the grand old tale of ''Prince Cor'' and Aravis and the Green Kirtle for Prince Rillian, even resorting to MindControl.horse Bree", spoiling Shasta's true identity.]]
30th May '16 1:43:55 PM pi4t
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* TakeThat:
--> "The Head's friends saw that the Head was no use as a Head, so they got her made an Inspector to interfere with other Heads. And when they found she wasn't much good even at that, they got her into Parliament where she lived happily ever after."
21st Apr '16 5:59:11 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* DeadpanSnarker: Puddleglum, in the most extreme sense of the word "deadpan".
2nd Dec '15 8:14:30 AM Adept
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the band of the same name {{Silverchair}}.

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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the band of the same name {{Silverchair}}.Music/{{Silverchair}}.
10th Oct '15 9:18:33 PM LBHills
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* TownWithADarkSecret: Harfang.

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* TownWithADarkSecret: Harfang.UncannyVillage: Harfang, the castle of the Gentle Giants.
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