When Lyra made the necessary coming-of-age selection to precise her love for Will, she misplaced her the pure capability to learn the alethiometer, which had been a part of her childhood. To learn it once more, she has to depend on books and examine. We realized by means of captions that each youngsters went on to reside full lives. Lyra turned a scholar who went on to have extra nice adventures, and Will, all the time good with a knife, turned a surgeon.
Asriel and Marisa’s Redemption
Asriel’s battle in Season Three was his refusal to simply accept that he wasn’t, as he’d all the time believed, the chosen one destined to save lots of the worlds, however his daughter Lyra was. Lyra was particular as a result of, as Iorek informed Asriel, she was all the pieces Asriel was not (him being a Dr Frankenstein-esque tunnel imaginative and prescient madman pushed solely by ambition, not – as Lyra was in her quest to assist Roger – by love).
Asriel’s excessive rationalism and refusal to simply accept different methods of considering was proven to be virtually as damaging because the Magisterium’s dogma in Season Three. That’s why, when Asriel confronted Metatron within the penultimate episode, the angel took Asriel’s kind. He was a person who had by no means confronted as much as himself, or taken duty for his wrongdoings – murdering Roger, abandoning Lyra… Metatron was a seer who may learn individuals, and so used Asriel’s incapacity to confront his personal darkness in opposition to him by showing in his kind.
Not like Asriel, Marisa was an skilled at controlling her thoughts and feelings (which is how she realized to regulate the Spectres in Cittàgazze, by suppressing the soul that they’d have consumed – believed to be a tragic legacy of her abusive childhood). Marisa used that energy to trick Metatron into considering she would be a part of his facet and betray Asriel and Lyra. She led the angel to Asriel, so they might each be a part of within the assault in opposition to him. They seized him and leapt into the abyss, sacrificing themselves to save lots of Lyra, and the worlds she was destined to save lots of in flip. In the mean time they seized Metatron, Marisa’s daemon (who represents the most effective of her – her human feelings that she suppressed and tormented for years) felt it and triggered the capacitors Asriel’s troopers had positioned contained in the abyss, utilizing the power coils to create a surge that tore aside the Clouded Mountain from which Metatron dominated.
Does that sacrifice (they knew they have been consigning themselves to oblivion in that abyss) redeem Marisa for her wrongs at Bolvangar or Asriel for Roger’s cold-hearted homicide? Maybe not. Maybe Marisa dissipating the soul-eating Spectres and saving the military from their merciless assaults weighs in her favour. What’s necessary is that Mrs Coulter’s and Asriel’s closing act was motivated by love and never self-interest, which is a redemption of a sort.
Father President MacPhail, Father Gomez, the Abyss and the Bomb
By the top, Hugh MacPhail and Father Gomez’s zealotry had turned them into concentrated symbols of the Magisterium’s unhinged want for management and energy. Self-harming MacPhail particularly embodied the church’s misogyny when he turned on Marisa – the item of his ‘sinful’ lust – and referred to as her a weak, emotional girl. He additionally bludgeoned Dr Cooper to dying, fulfilling Marisa’s promise that the Magisterium activate their very own.