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** Did Hastings/Susan die peacefully, or did Aslan just save her for last like in the dream?


* {{Narm}}: Gretaís nightmare is so over the top with its dark imagery it is can be hard to take seriously.

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* {{Narm}}: Gretaís nightmare is so over the top with its dark imagery it is can be hard to take seriously.



* RonTheDeathEater: Arguably the biggest criticism of the story is how much it goes out of its way to demonize Aslan.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: After a decade of revisionist fairy tales like ''{{Literature/Wicked}}'', ''Series/OnceUponATime'' and especially ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'', Neil Gaiman's efforts here seem pretty cliched. Especially with how RonTheDeathEater is applied to Aslan.

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* RonTheDeathEater: Arguably Probably the biggest criticism of the story is how much it goes out of its way to demonize Aslan.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: After a decade of revisionist fairy tales like ''{{Literature/Wicked}}'', ''Series/OnceUponATime'' and especially ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'', Neil Gaiman's efforts here seem pretty cliched.cliched and arbitrarily dark. Especially with how RonTheDeathEater is applied to Aslan.


* ShallowParody: Can certainly come across as this nowadays, especially if you are familiar with Lewis' own comments on Susanís fate.


* {{Narm}}: Gretaís nightmare is so over the top with itís dark imagery it is can be hard to take seriously.

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* {{Narm}}: Gretaís nightmare is so over the top with itís its dark imagery it is can be hard to take seriously.



* RonTheDeathEater: Arguably the biggest criticism of the story is how much it goes out of itís way to demonize Aslan.

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* RonTheDeathEater: Arguably the biggest criticism of the story is how much it goes out of itís its way to demonize Aslan.



* ShallowParody: Can certainly come across as this nowadays, especially if you are familiar with Lewisí own comments on Susanís fate.

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* ShallowParody: Can certainly come across as this nowadays, especially if you are familiar with Lewisí Lewis' own comments on Susanís fate.


* Narm: Gretaís nightmare is so over the top with itís dark imagery it is can be hard to take seriously.

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* Narm: {{Narm}}: Gretaís nightmare is so over the top with itís dark imagery it is can be hard to take seriously.



** [[NightmareRetardent If you arenít put off by how gratuitous it is]], Greta's nightmare of Aslan and Jadis killing the children. Aslan eats her whole body but just leaves her head!
* RonTheDeathEater: Aeguably the biggest criticism of the story is how much it goes out of itís way to demonize Aslan.

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** [[NightmareRetardent [[NightmareRetardant If you arenít put off by how gratuitous it is]], Greta's nightmare of Aslan and Jadis killing the children. Aslan eats her whole body but just leaves her head!
* RonTheDeathEater: Aeguably Arguably the biggest criticism of the story is how much it goes out of itís way to demonize Aslan.


* Narm: Gretaís nightmare is so over the top with itís dark imagery it is can be hard to take seriously.



** Greta's nightmare of Aslan and Jadis killing the children. Aslan eats her whole body but just leaves her head!

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** [[NightmareRetardent If you arenít put off by how gratuitous it is]], Greta's nightmare of Aslan and Jadis killing the children. Aslan eats her whole body but just leaves her head!head!
* RonTheDeathEater: Aeguably the biggest criticism of the story is how much it goes out of itís way to demonize Aslan.


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* ShallowParody: Can certainly come across as this nowadays, especially if you are familiar with Lewisí own comments on Susanís fate.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Professor Hastings going NeverMyFault to the God that deserted her? If she is really Susan from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' then Susan was the first one who deserted her siblings - since she's not there at the Friends of Narnia meeting and wasn't on the train with them when they died. One has to wonder if Professor Hastings is just claiming she was punished as a result of "finding sex" as a way to avoid confronting what she really did in her past.
* NightmareFuel: Greta's nightmare of Aslan and Jadis killing the children. Aslan eats her whole body but just leaves her head!

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** Greta posits at the end that Susan was an ActionSurvivor, rather than a FallenPrincess, having survived an arbitrary god.
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Is Professor Hastings going NeverMyFault to the God that deserted her? If she is really Susan from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' then Susan was the first one who deserted her siblings - since she's not there at the Friends of Narnia meeting and wasn't on the train with them when they died. On the other hand, as Professor Hastings points out, it's DisproportionateRetribution to make her have to identify her brother's body when he was decapitated, with flies buzzing around the corpses.
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One has to wonder if Professor Hastings is just claiming she was punished as a result of "finding sex" as a way to avoid confronting what she really did in her past.
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** If Professor Hastings isn't Susan, then was her turning to children's literature a means to cope with the trauma of losing her entire family, and the Narnia Books hit too close to home? Meanwhile, the professor just looks back on her life with contentment during her DyingDream.
* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
** Professor Hastings calmly describing that a train crash causes a lot of damage to a body. She had to go and identify her entire family, where the bodies were taken to a nearby school; flies were flitting about, and her brother "Ed" was decapitated in the crash. The professor was half-fearing, half-hoping, that the body she identified wasn't Ed's.
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Greta's nightmare of Aslan and Jadis killing the children. Aslan eats her whole body but just leaves her head!

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Professor Hastings going NeverMyFault to the God that deserted her? If she is really Susan from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' then Susan was the first one who deserted her siblings - since she's not there at the Friends of Narnia meeting and wasn't on the train with them when they died. One has to wonder if Professor Hastings is just claiming she was punished as a result of "finding sex" as a way to avoid confronting what she really did in her past.
* NightmareFuel: Greta's nightmare of Aslan and Jadis killing the children. Aslan eats her whole body but just leaves her head!
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: After a decade of revisionist fairy tales like ''{{Literature/Wicked}}'', ''Series/OnceUponATime'' and especially ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'', Neil Gaiman's efforts here seem pretty cliched. Especially with how RonTheDeathEater is applied to Aslan.
* {{Squick}}:
** The opening paragraph has Professor Hastings dreaming of a dead centaur, looking at his penis and wondering how they mate.
** Greta's nightmare has Aslan and Jadis having sex after killing her and her siblings.

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