Digory is a highly adventurous boy who instantly leaps on new ideas – he wants to explore between the houses, but when they stumble into his uncle’s study, he has a “bad” feeling about the man and knows not to trust him, a hunch which proves correct when Uncle Andrew sends Polly into another world by giving her a magical ring. Sent into the other world, Digory wants to go on and explore more worlds. Polly hesitates, but he convinces her to give it a go. His desire to ring the bell in the hall of seeming statues awakens an evil queen, Jadis, who follows them back into their world. Once he accidentally takes her with him into Narnia, Digory becomes infatuated with the idea of a magical apple that might heal his mother. Sent by Aslan into a distant garden to fetch it, he has the idea of planting a piece of candy in the ground (having seen Narnia grow “a lamppost” from a piece of one stuck in the earth) hoping it will create a candy tree in the morning; sure enough, it provides them with a candy-flavored fruit tree. Digory both senses that he must be obedient to Aslan in the Garden and not eat the fruit himself, seeing that it has made Jadis “unhappy” despite sating her hunger, and is tempted to listen to her urging to take the apple back to his mother, instead of giving it to Aslan. Digory tends to trust what he has seen work before (‘previous experience’) but can be somewhat naïve, has no real desire to stay home, and is incautious in what he chooses to do. Years later, after traveling the world, he wants to dig up the magic rings and take them back to Narnia, to relive his past; he is even envious of Lucy having found her way there through the magical wardrobe. And when the Pevensie children ask his opinion, when debating whether Lucy or Edmund has told the truth, he wisely asks them who has proven truthful in the past, and urges them to make that part of their decision. He figures out things as he does them, reasoning that his uncle was trying to fool them all along, that they ought to put the rings in separate pockets and remember which is which, so as to move between worlds easily. Digory has an insatiable curious nature, and he wants to know “What might happen if…” he does a lot of things. He approaches life as an experiment, but is also logical and practical, choosing obedience to the Great Lion rather than his own way, reasoning that Jadis must be stopped, and even persuading Polly when she’s uncomfortable with exploring to go along with him. He uses detached reasoning with the Children in his later years to help them decide who to believe, Edmund or Lucy’s fantastical tales about worlds inside of wardrobes, and complains about schools not teaching proper logic these days. Digory tries at first to shift the blame off himself for what happened, but mid-conversation confesses to Aslan that it was all his fault. He is quick to condemn his uncle for his “jolly rotten” behavior (torturing guinea pigs in his experiments, sending Polly into Narnia, etc), and to find Jadis a public menace. He has compassion for the cart horse and the animals of Narnia, as well as responds positively to Aslan’s song.

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Digory is keen for an adventure, and only worries about what might happen as a consequence of it “later.” He has his suspicions about the rings, but is also eager to use them once he knows how they work. He has no intention of leaving the in-between world without having had more experiences. When Polly wants to leave a dying world without touching the bell, Digory needs to know what might happen as a result of ringing it, and does so—inadvertently waking up the future queen who will terrorize Narnia. He shows moments of hesitation, but also responsibility in realizing he must stop Jadis from her shenanigans in London and send her back to her own world. He is shrewd in his dealings with his uncle, but not too proud to ask Aslan for help in curing his mother.