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Lucy Pevensie, An (Eco)feminist Heroine: Girlhood and Nature in The Chronicles of Narnia

By Macarena Vargas Peiret

Academic Paper

The Chronicles of Narnia are one of the most memorable pieces of children's literature. However, they have been criticised due to the apparent misogynist portrayal of female characters. Ecofeminism recognises that the oppression suffered from both women and nature are a result of the male domination of society, and this article presents how Lucy Pevensie is an ecofeminist heroine as she is able to connect with nature and use her "feminine" traits in her favour.