Talk:Peter Pevensie

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Former good article nominee Peter Pevensie was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Re: edits by Feezo on my interpretation - it's been some time since I read all the stories straight through, so this is just an IIRC, but doesn't it seem that the narrator spends less time in Peter's head than in that of the other characters? That's why I put in that Lewis doesn't seem as interested in him as in the other, more flawed characters in the stories. But it's not essential to the article, and I agree that fiction articles can go overboard on critical analysis. Ellsworth 23:28, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing this issue up instead of reverting. I took it out more because, as you seem to agree, critical analysis from an "out of character" perspective doesn't usually benefit articles about literature. I'm all for in-depth examinations of characters, but I don't believe it is fair, in this case, to speculate about the author's motivations; it might be more accurate simply to state what you said: the fewer faults of Peter mean that Lewis spends less time talking about him. Feezo 06:38, 11 Feb 2005 (UTC)

characters templates[edit]

can we put a character templates in narnia character articles? i've seen harry potter and others, and maybe narnia deserve to have it as well. HoneyBee 23:28, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

pictures[edit]

The Uniformed Army[edit]

Why does Peter lead a huge and uniformed army against the Witch's army in the film? In the book, the army was much smaller and ununiformed. (Anon)

The book doesn't provide much information about the battle scene (beyond Edmund fighting his way through three ogres to reach the White Witch), so I would argue that the film's artistic license was justified. On top of that, it was an adaptation, so does not have to exactly follow the source text - after all, the scene on the river was entirely invented. Slideyfoot 14:46, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
Most of the Narnia books are written in a way that seems intentionally vague in detail. Some have assumed that Lewis wrote this way on purpose to allow the reader to use their own imagination in constructing what the world of Narnia was like. The battle scene in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is only about three pages long. Artistic license was used in expanding and embelishing the scene for the film because the description in the book is so vague. The film also has a more epic feel in the spirit of the entire series rather than just the first [written] book. Other books in the series feature larger battles, such as the one in "The Last Battle" and even more descriptive, uniform battles such as the one featured in the climax of "A Horse and His Boy."

Character Example Article and InfoBox discussion[edit]

This article is now formatted as per WikiProject Narnia Character Example Article. This is still a format that is under discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Narnia/Character article example. Add any comments about the "template" itself there.

There is also currently discussion on which of two infoboxes to use. The one seen on this page is also used on the Puddleglum article. The other infobox is in use on the Trumpkin and the Caspian X articles. You can see a side by side comparison of the two here and participate in discussions about them at the ProjectNarnia talk page and on the InfoBox2 talk page. LloydSommerer 00:47, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Rhindon[edit]

I have merged the Rhindon article and placed it just after the Last Battle section, mainly through a lack of ideas for a suitable place! Starquin 13:07, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Failed GA[edit]

I have failed this article for GA status, primarily due to a near-total lack of in-text footnotes. While there is a good reference list, there is insufficient footnoting to explain what material came from what source. Overall the article is off to a good start toward GA, but needs better sourcing and also needs a bit more work on the "compelling prose" standard, there is a lot of data, but not all of it is clearly written. It is also a bit disorganized in spots, some material is redundant. Work on it a bit more and try again in a month or so! Montanabw 04:36, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

King Peter/King David[edit]

I read somewhere that Peter is also like King David. Do you think we should put that up or not?--The K.O. King (talk) 19:07, 23 November 2007 (UTC)


This is incorrect. There is nothing like this in the book of Revelation.

There are also similarities between Peter Pevensie and King David. Peter is the High King of Narnia and has authority over everyone except Aslan (who resembles Jesus), in Revelation King David has authority over everyone except Jesus.

Roadrunner (talk) 05:30, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

I thought I read it in there somewhere if I find it I will tell you which chapter. The K.O. King (talk) 20:21, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

For some reason King Peter reminds me of King David. Are there any similiarities between these two? The K.O. King (talk) 19:50, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

I know this is old, but for the article's sake: reminding you of King David? It wasn't mentioned in the book, and just because you think he's like King David does not mean it can be in the article. BlackPearl14[talkies!contribs!] 01:25, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

I never said it could be in the article I was just saying, so there. The K.O. King (talk) 22:09, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Peter vs. Miraz[edit]

In the Prince Caspian section there is no mention of how Peter fights and defeats Miraz. Is there a reason or can I add it? The K.O. King (talk) 02:43, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Birth and age[edit]

How do you know his age? As far as I know, Lewis didn't mention it in the books. --Mircalla22 (talk) 06:25, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

All of the ages are based on the outline that Lewis wrote. LloydSommerer (talk) 11:34, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you so much. --Mircalla22 (talk) 05:15, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Susan was not in the south[edit]

The article contains a false statement in section In The Horse and His Boy:

"Peter does not appear in this installment, but is mentioned. While Susan and Edmund are in the south dealing with Prince Rabadash of Calormene, he and Lucy are fighting giants in the north."

Actually Lucy was with Edmund, I don't know where Susan was. --Pavel Jelinek (talk) 16:46, 29 July 2011 (UTC)