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Introduction Today's literature has shown the long-winded and challenging process of maturation. This process of finding one's true self is often found through conflicts between themselves and others around them. They grow to triumph the overriding force of selfishness, and to gain self-control at the end of their path to maturity. In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Magician's Nephew, the contrast between the maturation of Edmund and the lack of maturation of Uncle Andrew shows the importance of overcoming one's selfishness instead of simply giving into it.

Edmund, an ambiguous character; is the brother of Susan , Lucy and Peter Pevensie. He is seen as an impetuous character in the beginning of the novel The Lion, the witch and the Wardrobe. When he is brought to the world in the Wardrobe, he finds himself meeting the Witch of this unknown country. The Witch finds out that Edmund and his siblings are to be the rulers of the world.

She offers Edmund Turkish Delight in return for his brother and sisters. Edmund addicted to the Turkish Delight agrees to what she asks of him. The Witch says: "Son of Adam, I should so much like to see your brother and your two sisters. Will you bring them to me?" "I'll try," said Edmund looking at the empty box. (pg.40) Edmund who is now captivated by the Turkish Delight decides to sacrifice his brother and sisters for the dessert. He doesn't realize what he has just agreed to do. In addition to his impetuous characteristic, Edmund is also selfish and an inconsiderate brat. Being the third oldest of the four, Edmund likes the fact that he has authority over Lucy, the youngest of them all and uses this to his advantage. Lucy, the first to discover the...